Breaking Movie News: RI Filmmakers Chad A. Verdi and Gino Pereira tap A-list actress Mena Suvari (American Beauty, American Pie) for their next feature film, A Bet's A Bet.
Verdi's next project Bleed for This, will film in 2014 and has Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff attached as executive producers with Ben Younger directing.
EAST GREENWICH, RI - June 3, 2013 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Verdi Productions and The Woodhaven Production Company announce that RI filmmakers Chad A. Verdi and Gino Pereira tap A list actress Mena Suvari (American Beauty, American Pie) for their next film, A Bets A Bet. Suvari will join a star-studded cast that includes, Geoff Stults (Wedding Crashers, The Break Up), Josh Hopkins (GI Jane, Cougar Town), 2-time Emmy winner Kristen Chenoweth (Bewitched, Glee), Oscar nominee Eric Roberts (The Expendables, The Dark Knight), Emmy winner Pamela Adlon (Californication), Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), Joey Fatone (N'Sync, My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Josh Cooke (I Love You Man, Dexter), Maria Kanellis (WWE RAW), Nadia Dajani (Sex and the City), Amy Rutberg (Recount), Bridgett Everett (Sex and the City), Patty Ross (The Three Stooges), Tom DeNucci (Infected, Self Storage), Tom Paolino (Inkubus, Army of the Damned), Madeleine Meritt (Army of the Damned), Nick Principe (Laid to Rest), David Gere (Infected, Self Storage), and Jackie Moore (100 Ghost st, Homeland). The film will be directed by Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie's, Brighton Beach Memoirs) and 3-time Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan (Monday Mornings, Better with You).
A Bet's A Bet, written by Mark Mussina and Steven Sessions, tells the story of Vince, New England 's most successful divorce attorney. To Vince, life is one big competition, and losing is unacceptable. This also applies in his dating life with his love 'em and leave 'em approach. Then Vince meets Jane, who is beautiful, successful and also extremely driven. Together they enter into a series of entertaining wagers with each other where the winner gets to decide the fate of the loser. After all, "A Bet's a Bet!"
"This is a very strong script and cast and I have huge exspections for this film. We expect a 2014 release date, just around the same time we will be heading into pre-production on Bleed for This," Verdi stated.
Verdi added, "my producing partner Noah Kraft and I got involved in the film business in 2009 with one purpose: to have the story of Vinny Paz told. Over the past four years, I have produced six feature films. Recently, Ben Younger came on board to write and direct Bleed for This. Bleed For This is Ben's vision and we now have the support of Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, who are producing. I was introduced to Martin and Emma through Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who has been instrumental in helping me develop these projects."
Verdi just wrapped his latest film Army of the Damned and has two films, Infected and Self Storage, being released through Screen Media. Each will reach over 100 million homes through Universal's VOD platform starting this month with Infected.