Recent from the acclaim over his efficiency in HBO’s The Final of Us, Nick Offerman has been forged in true-crime thriller Sovereign alongside Jacob Tremblay and Dennis Quaid. The movie, the directorial characteristic debut from Christian Swegal, is being launched at Berlin’s European Movie Market by Concourse Media.
Set to enter manufacturing later this yr in Canada, Sovereign follows a father and son (Offerman and Tremblay) who determine as Sovereign Residents, a loosely outlined group of anti-government extremists, as they enterprise throughout the nation and discover themselves in a standoff with a chief of police (Quaid) that units off an intense manhunt with tragic penalties.
A graduate of USC Faculty of Cinematic Arts, Swegal has labored in each movie and tv, most just lately co-writing the characteristic movie Proud Mary for Display Gems, and scripting the pilot for Photo voltaic, a collection he created for Syfy Channel. In 2019, Swegal helped develop the collection Fordlandia for director Werner Herzog at AMC.
“As a lot as Sovereign is an unimaginable true story stuffed with depth and motion, at its core, it’s a movie about fathers and sons, masculinity and rigidity, and the necessity for empathy,” stated Swegal. “I can’t wait to see the performances these superb actors carry to those roles. I even have intimate information of this world and most of these characters by private expertise, so this can be a story I’m deeply invested in telling.”
The movie is being produced by Nick Moceri, below his All Evening Diner banner, whose credit embrace the upcoming Sitting In Bars With Cake at Amazon Studios, Deidra & Laney Rob a Practice and A Lady Walks House Alone at Evening.
Matthew Shreder and Grant Mohrman are govt producing for Concourse Media, which is co-financing and might be launching the movie in Berlin. Concourse and UTA Impartial Movie Group are representing North American rights.
Barbara McCarthy is Sovereign‘s co-producer and casting director.