I’m pretty jazzed about this one.
Sidney Lumet has long been a favorite of mine ever since Prince of the City became a VideoDisc favorite of mine as a kid who had no business liking a long Treat Williams star vehicle. I should have been outside playing Nerf Football or dragging a burning bag full of shit across the street while cars drove by [I’ve done both, so don’t be alarmed]. Lumet’s a genius and sadly near the tail end of a legendary career.
Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead has been getting excellent notices and will be the first Lumet film since Night Falls on Manhattan to get a nice bit of exposure upon release.
It also has the distinction of being executive produced by a peer of mine, Belle Avery, one of the producers of Grizzly Park, a film I co-produced being released sometime soon from American World Pictures. It’s as close as I’ll ever get to working with a guy I greatly admire so that’s pretty cool.
Folks in Atlanta, wanna see it early? Here’s how:
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1. Best Lumet film thus far?
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