Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Jennifer Lynch's film, "A Fall From Grace", is on hold

 St. Louis Movie With $10 Million Dollar Budget On Hold

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KPLR) – The creators of a multi-million dollar film that is centered on St. Louis are hoping for some good news this week.   They are hoping to be approved for tax credits from the state of Missouri.

“A Fall From Grace” is a film inspired by the murders of Julie and Robin Kerry.  The sisters were thrown off the old Chain of Rocks Bridge in 1991.  The suspense thriller has a budget in the millions and an Oscar nominated lead actor in Tim Roth.  Jennifer Lynch is the director.  St. Louis is the backdrop.

One of the film’s executive producers is Melanie Mohlman.  She is also an investor in the project and hopes the state approves the tax credits by the end of the week.   She doesn’t want a film about St. Louis to be made in another city.

“We are patiently waiting but we do need to move quickly because we are getting pressure to look in other states that do have tax credits,” said Mohlman.

The movie’s teaser shows some familiar St. Louis landmarks.  Mohlman says the film’s creators began pursuing the tax credits in September but are still waiting for a decision from the state.  She says the film Mohlman argues that the tax credits will pay for themselves with the money generated by a major film production coming to St. Louis.

“I think that it could also parlay into many other films being made here,” said Mohlman.
The movie’s budget would be $10 million dollars according to a representative from the film. If financing is secured it could bring jobs and much needed national exposure to St. Louis. Film makers are still waiting on a letter of intent to be processed by the state of Missouri. The movie has been waiting on the state to respond since November. They say that if they do not get an answer soon they will switch locations for filming. Meaning, St. Louis could lose jobs and a star studded movie and to another city.

The plot of the thriller is about a St. Louis detective played by Roth searching for a serial killer. The burned bodies of young girls are washing ashore on the banks of the Mississippi river. The movie tracks the detective’s decent into darkness to catch the murderer. The closer the detective gets to death, the closer he gets to solving the case.

via  KPLA,  2.4.13

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1 comment:

val said...

Fingers crossed.

In an almost completely unrelated comment, Tim Roth used to go to school in the builiding I currently teach in. It's a bit different now...

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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