Shameik Moore and Sydney Sweeney to lead the crime-drama Silver Star. The film is based on Ruben Amar’s original screenplay and he will also direct the movie.
The film centers on Buddy, a 20-year-old Civil War re-enactor who is fresh out of jail and struggling to root himself in today’s world. Buddy is determined to reconnect with his estranged parents by saving their home from foreclosure, whatever it takes. During a botched bank robbery, Buddy takes Franny (Sydney Sweeney), an impulsive, pregnant 19-year-old with nothing to lose, as his hostage and together they embark on an unexpected road trip across America.
Amar is also producing Silver Star under his banner Les Films de la Fusée alongside Lola Bessis, Virginie Lacombe of Virginie Films and Jamin O’Brien of The Community. Hani Farsi and Nils Astrand of Corniche Media, Daniel Blanc of White Windsor, Kyle Stroud of Carte Blanche, Frank Ponce, and Jim Rine are serving as executive producers.
Filming will begin in the Fall. Alacran Pictures are attached to finance the film.
Mk2 is handling international sales and will be shopping the project at the upcoming Cannes market. Domestic rights are being overseen by mk2 and the producers.
“From playing iconic roles such as Spider-Man and Wu-Tang’s Raekwon, we are excited for Shameik Moore to really make the character of Buddy his own. Moore’s Buddy will bring the perfect balance to Sydney Sweeney’s Franny and we can’t wait to see them together onscreen,” said Fionnuala Jamison, Head of International Sales of mk2 films.