Academy Award Nominee John Hawkes, Logan Lerman and Sarah Bolger to Star in Elfar Adalsteins’ END OF SENTENCE
Elfar’s feature directorial debut follows a father and son reluctantly embarking on an eventful and emotionally fraught road-trip to Ireland, honouring the request of their late wife and mother.
Elfar is producing through his production vehicle Berserk Films, alongside producers David Collins of Samson Films, Joni Sighvatsson of Palomar Pictures and Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir of Berserk Films.
Written by Michael Armbruster, the film is shooting on location in Ireland from this month, with Rocket Science handling worldwide sales.
Rocket Science to Commence Worldwide Sales at the Cannes Film Festival
Rocket Science announced today that Academy Award Nominee® John Hawkes (The Sessions, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Winter's Bone), Logan Lerman (Indignation, Fury, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Noah), and Sarah Bolger (Into The Badlands, The Lazarus Effect, The Spiderwick Chronicles) are set to star in End of Sentence, a film by Elfar Adalsteins (Sailcloth).
Elfar’s feature directorial debut follows a father and son reluctantly embarking on an eventful and emotionally fraught road-trip to Ireland, honouring the request of their late wife and mother. Elfar is producing through his production vehicle Berserk Films, alongside producers David Collins of Samson Films (Once), Joni Sighvatsson of Palomar Pictures (Z For Zachariah, Killer Elite, Wild At Heart) and Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir of Berserk Films. Eva Maria Daniels and Olga Segura are executive producing. Written by Michael Armbruster (Beautiful Boy), the film is shooting on location in Ireland from this month, with Rocket Science handling worldwide sales.
Thorsten Schumacher, CEO and Founder of Rocket Science commented “End of Sentence promises to be a warm, funny and moving story of an estranged father and son reconnecting, a road movie executed with sensitivity and humor by both the talented cast and incredible team behind the scenes, guaranteed to strike a chord with audiences the world over."
Elfar Adalsteins, director and producer, commented ‘’I am delighted to be working with the talented team at Rocket Science. We’ve assembled a magnificent cast and crew and I look forward to working with them in bringing Michael’s wonderful screenplay to life.’’
End of Sentence sees down and out young ex-con Sean (Lerman) and his uptight but well-intentioned father Frank (Hawkes) thrown together on a road trip to scatter the ashes of their late mother and wife, Anna. Careening from Alabama to Ireland, the pair are forced to confront the flaws in their relationship and find a common ground. Between a disconcerting Irish wake, the surfacing of an old flame, the pick-up of the intriguing hitchhiker Jewel (Bolger) and plenty of unresolved issues, the journey becomes a little more than father and son had bargained for.
John Hawkes is represented by Innovative Artists, Thruline Entertainment and attorney Todd Rubenstein. Logan Lerman is represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Sarah Bolger is represented by Troika, CAA and Mosaic.
Rocket Science is a multi-faceted venture engineered for production, finance, sales and distribution. The slate of recent projects include: Kristin Scott Thomas’ directorial debut, The Sea Change, based on Elizabeth Jane Howard’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name; Harmony Korine’s next project The Beach Bum, starring Matthew McConaughey; and Taika Waititi and Mark Gustafson’s Bubbles - a stop motion animation looking at the life of Michael Jackson’s pet chimpanzee. Rocket Science’s additional sales projects include David Lowery’s The Old Man and the Gun, starring Robert Redford and Casey Affleck, Dominic Cooke’s film adaption On Chesil Beach starring Saoirse Ronan, and Nick Hornby adaptation Juliet, Naked for Judd Apatow.
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ROCKET SCIENCE is a filmed entertainment company engineered for production, finance, sales and distribution. Headquartered in London, with plans to expand to Los Angeles in early 2017, the company was founded in 2016 by industry executive, Thorsten Schumacher.
Setting out to create a diverse range of quality content for global film and television audiences, ROCKET SCIENCE is building a commercial slate that boasts unique global appeal across all of its platforms and disciplines.