Mel Gibson’s ‘Boss Level’ Lands at Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios

Byron Allen’s growing independent outfit Entertainment Studios picked up U.S. distribution rights for action-thiller “Boss Level.”

The film, starring Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Frank Grillo and Ken Jeong, cost $45 million and is slated for a 2019 wide theatrical release.

“Boss Level” is a co-production by Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Carnahan and Grillo’s War Party, and Scott Free. Written and directed by “The Grey” and “The A-Team” director Joe Carnahan, “Boss Level” has a “Groundhog Day,” “Edge of Tomorrow” vibe.

The film follows a retired U.S. Army Special Forces veteran (Grillo) trapped in a never-ending loop, resulting in his death every day. In order to stop his endless suffering, he must figure out who is responsible and stop them.

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“‘Boss Level’ is a powerful, action-packed, and highly-anticipated theatrical release,” Allen, head of Entertainment Studios said in a statement. “‘Boss Level’ combines non-stop action with an all-star cast, including Frank Grillo, Ken Jeong, Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson, and Academy Award-nominee Naomi Watts.  We are thrilled to have director Joe Carnahan at the helm to deliver what we believe will be a blockbuster.”

Allen’s Entertainment Studios has made some noise in Hollywood, picking up theatrical rights to films other studios would otherwise relegate straight to DVD.

The studio bought what would go on to be 2017’s highest-grossing independent movie, “47 Meters Down,” from the Weinstein Co. The film, starring Mandy Moore has grossed over $44 million to date. Most recently Entertainment Studios released the Kennedy mystery-thriller “Chappaquiddick.”

Also Read: Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Buys Weather Channel for $300 Million

Upcoming releases include the Keanu Reeves sci-fi thriller “Replicas” and an animated feature called “Animal Crackers,” starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.

“Byron and I have been friends for over a decade, and my business partner, George Furla, has known Byron for over 30 years since their USC Film School days. We both believe Byron’s passion and taste are second to none,” producer Randall Emmett said in a statement. “The plan for Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures to give ‘Boss Level’ a wide theatrical release gives our film and writer/director Joe Carnahan’s vision exactly what we had hoped for when we put this project together.”

The deal was negotiated by Entertainment Studios’ Head of Acquisitions, Chris Charalambous, and Wayne Marc Godfrey of The Fyzz Facility on behalf of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.

Byron Allen’s growing independent outfit Entertainment Studios picked up U.S. distribution rights for action-thiller “Boss Level.”

The film, starring Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Frank Grillo and Ken Jeong, cost $45 million and is slated for a 2019 wide theatrical release.

“Boss Level” is a co-production by Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Carnahan and Grillo’s War Party, and Scott Free. Written and directed by “The Grey” and “The A-Team” director Joe Carnahan, “Boss Level” has a “Groundhog Day,” “Edge of Tomorrow” vibe.

The film follows a retired U.S. Army Special Forces veteran (Grillo) trapped in a never-ending loop, resulting in his death every day. In order to stop his endless suffering, he must figure out who is responsible and stop them.

“‘Boss Level’ is a powerful, action-packed, and highly-anticipated theatrical release,” Allen, head of Entertainment Studios said in a statement. “‘Boss Level’ combines non-stop action with an all-star cast, including Frank Grillo, Ken Jeong, Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson, and Academy Award-nominee Naomi Watts.  We are thrilled to have director Joe Carnahan at the helm to deliver what we believe will be a blockbuster.”

Allen’s Entertainment Studios has made some noise in Hollywood, picking up theatrical rights to films other studios would otherwise relegate straight to DVD.

The studio bought what would go on to be 2017’s highest-grossing independent movie, “47 Meters Down,” from the Weinstein Co. The film, starring Mandy Moore has grossed over $44 million to date. Most recently Entertainment Studios released the Kennedy mystery-thriller “Chappaquiddick.”

Upcoming releases include the Keanu Reeves sci-fi thriller “Replicas” and an animated feature called “Animal Crackers,” starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.

“Byron and I have been friends for over a decade, and my business partner, George Furla, has known Byron for over 30 years since their USC Film School days. We both believe Byron’s passion and taste are second to none,” producer Randall Emmett said in a statement. “The plan for Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures to give ‘Boss Level’ a wide theatrical release gives our film and writer/director Joe Carnahan’s vision exactly what we had hoped for when we put this project together.”

The deal was negotiated by Entertainment Studios’ Head of Acquisitions, Chris Charalambous, and Wayne Marc Godfrey of The Fyzz Facility on behalf of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Bags Joe Carnahan’s ‘Boss Level’ For U.S. Bow

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has just acquired distribution rights to the $45M action/thriller Boss Level from writer/director Joe Carnahan. The film stars Frank Grillo, Ken Jeong, Mel Gibson, and Naomi Watts. The film will get a U.S. theatrical release next year from the studio. Entertainment Studios last released the controversial Chappaquiddick.
The company acquired the film from The Fyzz Facility and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. The film is about a retired U.S…

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has just acquired distribution rights to the $45M action/thriller Boss Level from writer/director Joe Carnahan. The film stars Frank Grillo, Ken Jeong, Mel Gibson, and Naomi Watts. The film will get a U.S. theatrical release next year from the studio. Entertainment Studios last released the controversial Chappaquiddick. The company acquired the film from The Fyzz Facility and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. The film is about a retired U.S…

Ken Jeong & Mathilde Ollivier Join Mel Gibson In ‘Boss Level’ Thriller

EXCLUSIVE: The Hangover actor Ken Jeong and newcomer Mathilde Ollivier are set to play opposite Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo, and Naomi Watts in Boss Level, the Emmett/Furla Oasis Films’ action thriller written and directed by Joe Carnahan.
The pic centers on retired Special Forces veteran, Roy (Grillo), who is trapped in a never-ending loop resulting in his death and must figure out who is responsible and stop them. Jeong will play Chef Jake who runs the restaurant where Roy…

EXCLUSIVE: The Hangover actor Ken Jeong and newcomer Mathilde Ollivier are set to play opposite Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo, and Naomi Watts in Boss Level, the Emmett/Furla Oasis Films’ action thriller written and directed by Joe Carnahan. The pic centers on retired Special Forces veteran, Roy (Grillo), who is trapped in a never-ending loop resulting in his death and must figure out who is responsible and stop them. Jeong will play Chef Jake who runs the restaurant where Roy…

10 Highest Grossing Christian-Themed Movies, From ‘Passion of the Christ’ to ‘War Room’ (Photos)

With “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness” opening this week, TheWrap takes a look at 10 of the highest-grossing Christian-based films, adjusted for inflation.

10. “The Shack” (2017)

Starring Octavia Spencer and Graham Greene, the film grossed $57.4 million last year, which would equate to $58.6 million today.

“Son of God” (2014)

The 20th Century Fox film retells the life of Jesus and grossed a domestic total of $59.7 million in 2014, which would be $60.7 million today.

“Miracles From Heaven” (2016)

The Jennifer Garner film made $61.7 million this year on a budget of $13 million, good for eighth all time, adjusted for inflation.

“God’s Not Dead” (2014)

Starring Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, David A.R. White, and Dean Cain, “God’s Not Dead” opened to $60.8 million in 2014 ($61.8 million adjusted for inflation) on a budget of $2 million. Its box office success warranted a 2016 sequel.

“God’s Not Dead” (2014)

Starring Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, David A.R. White, and Dean Cain, “God’s Not Dead” opened to $60.8 million in 2014 ($61.8 million adjusted for inflation) on a budget of $2 million. Its box office success warranted a 2016 sequel.

“Exodus: Gods and Kings” (2014)

The film starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro and Aaron Paul grossed $65 million domestically, which works out to $66 million two years later.

“War Room” (2015)

The Sony Pictures film raised holy hell at the box office when it opened in August of 2015. It ended up making $67.8 million on a budget of $3 million. Adjusted for inflation, that’s $68.8 million.

“Heaven Is For Real” (2014)

Having grossed $92.9 million (adjusted for inflation), the film starring Greg Kinnear is the fourth highest-grossing Christian film on our list at $944.4 million inflation-adjusted dollars.

“Noah” (2014)

On a budget of $125 million, “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, made $101.2 million at the domestic box office in 2014. That would tick up to $102.8 million today.

“The Passion of the Christ” (2004)

Directed by Mel Gibson, “Passion” was a major commercial hit despite controversy it raised and mixed reviews it received. The film grossed $370.7 million in 2004, which works out to $472.3 million adjusted for inflation. It was produced for just $30 million.

“Ben-Hur” (1959)

The original “Ben-Hur,” which received 11 Academy Awards, tops the list of highest-grossing Christian movies, having made $74 million back in 1959, equal to $611.9 million in today’s dollars.

With “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness” opening this week, TheWrap takes a look at 10 of the highest-grossing Christian-based films, adjusted for inflation.

10. “The Shack” (2017)

Starring Octavia Spencer and Graham Greene, the film grossed $57.4 million last year, which would equate to $58.6 million today.

“Son of God” (2014)

The 20th Century Fox film retells the life of Jesus and grossed a domestic total of $59.7 million in 2014, which would be $60.7 million today.

“Miracles From Heaven” (2016)

The Jennifer Garner film made $61.7 million this year on a budget of $13 million, good for eighth all time, adjusted for inflation.

“God’s Not Dead” (2014)

Starring Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, David A.R. White, and Dean Cain, “God’s Not Dead” opened to $60.8 million in 2014 ($61.8 million adjusted for inflation) on a budget of $2 million. Its box office success warranted a 2016 sequel.

“God’s Not Dead” (2014)

Starring Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, David A.R. White, and Dean Cain, “God’s Not Dead” opened to $60.8 million in 2014 ($61.8 million adjusted for inflation) on a budget of $2 million. Its box office success warranted a 2016 sequel.

“Exodus: Gods and Kings” (2014)

The film starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro and Aaron Paul grossed $65 million domestically, which works out to $66 million two years later.

“War Room” (2015)

The Sony Pictures film raised holy hell at the box office when it opened in August of 2015. It ended up making $67.8 million on a budget of $3 million. Adjusted for inflation, that’s $68.8 million.

“Heaven Is For Real” (2014)

Having grossed $92.9 million (adjusted for inflation), the film starring Greg Kinnear is the fourth highest-grossing Christian film on our list at $944.4 million inflation-adjusted dollars.

“Noah” (2014)

On a budget of $125 million, “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, made $101.2 million at the domestic box office in 2014. That would tick up to $102.8 million today.

“The Passion of the Christ” (2004)

Directed by Mel Gibson, “Passion” was a major commercial hit despite controversy it raised and mixed reviews it received. The film grossed $370.7 million in 2004, which works out to $472.3 million adjusted for inflation. It was produced for just $30 million.

“Ben-Hur” (1959)

The original “Ben-Hur,” which received 11 Academy Awards, tops the list of highest-grossing Christian movies, having made $74 million back in 1959, equal to $611.9 million in today’s dollars.

Razzies: ‘Emoji Movie,’ Tom Cruise Named Among the Worst in 2017 Films

Those walking, talking piles of poop who proudly claimed “we’re No. 2!” in “The Emoji Movie” were named the winners (or should we say, the losers?) of the Worst Picture of 2017 in the 38th annual Golden Raspberry Award’s aka Razzies.

“Leading this year’s list of movie-misfires is the emoticon-based, talking poop opus,” the Razzies said in a statement, adding that the panned film came in a year when “Hollywood’s recycled trash heap attained an all-time high” and saw a “toxic-level lack of originality.”

Voting Razzie members (1,009 film buffs, entertainment journalists and other strongly opinionated movie goers from 49 states and 25 foreign countries) cast their ballots online, selecting five final contenders in nine categories.

Also Read: ‘The Emoji Movie’ Review: There Are No Words

Worst actor of the year went to someone who’s been nominated lots of times, tried, but never won, “proving practice does make a perfect Razzie recipient,” the announcement said. The winner/loser — Tom Cruise for his role in “The Mummy.”

Leading “actress” went to Tyler Perry for his tenth appearance as Medea in “BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween.” Supporting awards were “won” by Kim Basinger for “Fifty Shades Darker” and Mel Gibson for “Daddy Home 2,” a performance which the London Guardian called “a grinning death’s head of unfunniness.”

Also Read: 5 Reasons ‘The Mummy’ Flopped Domestically

Here’s the complete list of nominees and winners:

WORST PICTURE

“Baywatch”
WINNER “The Emoji Movie”
“Fifty Shades Darker”
“The Mummy”
“Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST ACTRESS

Katherine Heigl, “Unforgettable”
Dakota Johnson, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Mother!”
WINNER: Tyler Perry, “BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween”
Emma Watson, “The Circle”

WORST ACTOR

WINNER: Tom Cruise, “The Mummy”
Johnny Depp, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
Jamie Dornan, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Zac Efron, “Baywatch”
Mark Wahlberg, “Daddy’s Home 2” and “Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Javier Bardem, “Mother!” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
Russell Crowe, “The Mummy”
Josh Duhamel, “Transformers: Last Knight”
WINNER: Mel Gibson, “Daddy’s Home 2”
Anthony Hopkins, “Collide” and “Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

WINNER: Kim Basinger, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Sofia Boutella, “The Mummy”
Laura Haddock, “Transformers: The Last Knight”
Goldie Hawn, “Snatched”
Susan Sarandon, “A Bad Moms Christmas

WORST SCREEN COMBO

Any Combination of Two Characters, Two Sex Toys or Two Sexual Positions, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Any Combination of Two Humans, Two Robots or Two Explosions, “Transformers: The Last Knight”
WINNER: Any Two Obnoxious Emojis, “The Emoji Movie”
Johnny Depp and His Worn Out Drunk Routine, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Careers Tell No Tales”
Tyler Perry and Either the Ratty Old Dress or Worn Out Wig, “BOO! 2: A Madea Halloween”

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL

“Baywatch”
“BOO 2: A Medea Halloween”
WINNER: “Fifty Shades Darker”
“The Mummy”
“Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST DIRECTOR

Darren Aronofsky, “Mother!”
Michael Bay, “Transformers: The Last Knight”
James Foley, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Alex Kurtzman, “The Mummy”
WINNER: Anthony (Tony) Leondis, “The Emoji Movie”

WORST SCREENPLAY

“Baywatch”
“The Emoji Movie”
“Fifty Shades Darker”
“The Mummy”
“Transformers: The Last Knight”

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Those walking, talking piles of poop who proudly claimed “we’re No. 2!” in “The Emoji Movie” were named the winners (or should we say, the losers?) of the Worst Picture of 2017 in the 38th annual Golden Raspberry Award’s aka Razzies.

“Leading this year’s list of movie-misfires is the emoticon-based, talking poop opus,” the Razzies said in a statement, adding that the panned film came in a year when “Hollywood’s recycled trash heap attained an all-time high” and saw a “toxic-level lack of originality.”

Voting Razzie members (1,009 film buffs, entertainment journalists and other strongly opinionated movie goers from 49 states and 25 foreign countries) cast their ballots online, selecting five final contenders in nine categories.

Worst actor of the year went to someone who’s been nominated lots of times, tried, but never won, “proving practice does make a perfect Razzie recipient,” the announcement said. The winner/loser — Tom Cruise for his role in “The Mummy.”

Leading “actress” went to Tyler Perry for his tenth appearance as Medea in “BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween.” Supporting awards were “won” by Kim Basinger for “Fifty Shades Darker” and Mel Gibson for “Daddy Home 2,” a performance which the London Guardian called “a grinning death’s head of unfunniness.”

Here’s the complete list of nominees and winners:

WORST PICTURE

“Baywatch”
WINNER “The Emoji Movie”
“Fifty Shades Darker”
“The Mummy”
“Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST ACTRESS

Katherine Heigl, “Unforgettable”
Dakota Johnson, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Mother!”
WINNER: Tyler Perry, “BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween”
Emma Watson, “The Circle”

WORST ACTOR

WINNER: Tom Cruise, “The Mummy”
Johnny Depp, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
Jamie Dornan, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Zac Efron, “Baywatch”
Mark Wahlberg, “Daddy’s Home 2” and “Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Javier Bardem, “Mother!” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
Russell Crowe, “The Mummy”
Josh Duhamel, “Transformers: Last Knight”
WINNER: Mel Gibson, “Daddy’s Home 2”
Anthony Hopkins, “Collide” and “Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

WINNER: Kim Basinger, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Sofia Boutella, “The Mummy”
Laura Haddock, “Transformers: The Last Knight”
Goldie Hawn, “Snatched”
Susan Sarandon, “A Bad Moms Christmas

WORST SCREEN COMBO

Any Combination of Two Characters, Two Sex Toys or Two Sexual Positions, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Any Combination of Two Humans, Two Robots or Two Explosions, “Transformers: The Last Knight”
WINNER: Any Two Obnoxious Emojis, “The Emoji Movie”
Johnny Depp and His Worn Out Drunk Routine, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Careers Tell No Tales”
Tyler Perry and Either the Ratty Old Dress or Worn Out Wig, “BOO! 2: A Madea Halloween”

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL

“Baywatch”
“BOO 2: A Medea Halloween”
WINNER: “Fifty Shades Darker”
“The Mummy”
“Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST DIRECTOR

Darren Aronofsky, “Mother!”
Michael Bay, “Transformers: The Last Knight”
James Foley, “Fifty Shades Darker”
Alex Kurtzman, “The Mummy”
WINNER: Anthony (Tony) Leondis, “The Emoji Movie”

WORST SCREENPLAY

“Baywatch”
“The Emoji Movie”
“Fifty Shades Darker”
“The Mummy”
“Transformers: The Last Knight”

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Highland Boards Mel Gibson & Frank Grillo’s Action Drama ‘Boss Level’

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group has come on board to handle international rights to Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo action drama Boss Level.
The company, which is led by Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, is launching the Joe Carnahan-directed picture at Berlin and joins its EFM slate, which also includes Tye Sheridan’s The Night Clerk, Morgan Freeman’s The Manuscript and Margot Robbie’s Terminal.
The film follows a retired special forces veteran, played by Grillo, who is…

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group has come on board to handle international rights to Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo action drama Boss Level. The company, which is led by Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, is launching the Joe Carnahan-directed picture at Berlin and joins its EFM slate, which also includes Tye Sheridan's The Night Clerk, Morgan Freeman's The Manuscript and Margot Robbie's Terminal. The film follows a retired special forces veteran, played by Grillo, who is…

Jim Caviezel to Play Jesus Again in Mel Gibson’s ‘Passion of the Christ’ Sequel

Jim Caviezel says he will reprise his role as Jesus in the sequel to Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.”

In an interview with USA Today, the 49-year-old actor said: “There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience. It’s great. Stay tuned.”

He added, “I won’t tell you how [Gibson’s] going to go about it. But I’ll tell you this much, the film he’s going to do is going to be the biggest film in history. It’s that good.”

Also Read: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Review: Mel Gibson Says War Is Hell — Except When It’s Awesome

Released in 2004, “The Passion of the Christ” was written, directed and produced by Gibson, and earned more than $611 million worldwide on a $30 million budget. That film followed the last 12 hours of Christ.

Many fans took to Twitter to come up with a title for the upcoming sequel. Ideas includes “Passion of the Christ II: Forgive This,” “Passion: I’m Getting Too Old For This S—“ and “2 Passion 2 Christ.”

Also Read: Mel Gibson Sues Voltage Pictures for Breach of Contract, Fraud Over ‘The Professor and the Madman’

Many also took to Twitter to mock Salon’s headline of the story, which read, “‘The Passion of the Christ’ sequel on the way from Mel Gibson with original Jesus.” 

holy shit man he actually got the original jesus pic.twitter.com/jnL1pzsphF

— jess wheeler (@wheelswordsmith) January 30, 2018

The “original” Jesus died some time ago

— Aimee Ford Foster (@WhatAimeeWrites) January 30, 2018

Wow, the ORIGINAL Jesus!? https://t.co/6qaqOKlw9Y

— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) January 30, 2018

Before Caviezel reprises his role as Christ, he will play Luke in “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” which will hit theaters on March 28 and also stars James Faulkner as Paul.

A spokesperson for Caviezel has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Jim Caviezel says he will reprise his role as Jesus in the sequel to Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.”

In an interview with USA Today, the 49-year-old actor said: “There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience. It’s great. Stay tuned.”

He added, “I won’t tell you how [Gibson’s] going to go about it. But I’ll tell you this much, the film he’s going to do is going to be the biggest film in history. It’s that good.”

Released in 2004, “The Passion of the Christ” was written, directed and produced by Gibson, and earned more than $611 million worldwide on a $30 million budget. That film followed the last 12 hours of Christ.

Many fans took to Twitter to come up with a title for the upcoming sequel. Ideas includes “Passion of the Christ II: Forgive This,” “Passion: I’m Getting Too Old For This S—“ and “2 Passion 2 Christ.”

Many also took to Twitter to mock Salon’s headline of the story, which read, “‘The Passion of the Christ’ sequel on the way from Mel Gibson with original Jesus.” 

Before Caviezel reprises his role as Christ, he will play Luke in “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” which will hit theaters on March 28 and also stars James Faulkner as Paul.

A spokesperson for Caviezel has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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