EXCLUSIVE: Laurence Fishburne is set to combine Liam Neeson to star in the upcoming action adventure movie The Ice Road, which Jonathan Hensleigh will steer clear from his screenplay. Shivani Rawat’s ShivHans Pictures is currently boarding the activity movie as manufacturer and co-financier along with producer/financier CODE Entertainment. Pic is about to get underway in Winnipeg, Canada.
love with Fishburne and Neeson will be Ray McKinnon (Ford V Ferrari) Marcus Thomas (The Forger), Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), along with Amber Midthunder (Hell Or higher Water).
The movie tells the story of a rescue mission on a suspended ocean to rescue trapped miners at a diminished diamond mine at the far northern areas of Canada. Fishburne will plays Goldenrod, the trucking firm owner who hires motorist Mike (Neeson), and accompanies him on the dangerous assignment.
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Hensleigh’s credits as a writer include Die Hard with A Vengeance, Armageddon and Jumanji, and he also led The Punisher and Kill The Irishman. Establish for cinematographer is Tom Stern (Sully).
Said Rawat:”We’re eager to partner with CODE Entertainment about the trip ahead for The Ice Road, a lively and thrilling narrative brought to life with celebrated, leading actors including Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne.”
CODE’s Bart Rosenblatt and Al Corley surrendered:”We’re thrilled to partner with Shivani Rawat and her talented team that have generated so many terrific movies. And we’re incredibly fortunate to include this extraordinary group of celebrities directed by Laurence Fishburne to combine Liam Neeson from the throw, and also to possess Tom Stern join us as director of photography”
Rawat, Rosenblatt, Corley create with Eugene Musso, Envision Media Arts’ Lee Nelson and David Tish. Jonathan Dana is exec producer along with Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel of The Remedy and EMA’s David Buelow. Cary Davies and John Leonetti are co-producers. Option Entertainment Group is managing international sales while CAA Media Finance is repping U.S. distribution rights.
Neeson is repped by CAA and lawyer Mark Stankevich; Hensleigh by CAA and also Oasis Media Group’s David Lonner; Fishburne by Paradigm, Landmark Artists Management, and lawyers Del Shaw Moonves.
Fishburne most recently reunited with The Matrix cohort Keanu Reeves at the John Wick movies.