Aaron Eckhart To Star In "Rumble Through the Dark" For Foresight Unlimited

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Foresight Unlimited, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, announced today that Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) will star in Rumble Through the Dark, which will be directed by Graham & Parker Phillips (The Bygone). 

Elevated’s Cassian Elwes is producing alongside Cleta Ellington for the Crooked Letter Picture Company.  Foresight’s Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe will serve as executive producers alongside Tate Taylor and John Norris of Crooked Letter Picture Company, and Jere Hausfater.


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Production will begin at the end of July in Natchez, Mississippi. Foresight Unlimited will introduce Rumble Through the Dark to international buyers at the Virtual Cannes Market, while Elwes and CAA Media Finance will rep the U.S. sale.

Michael Farris Smith penned the screenplay which is based on his novel “The Fighter.” The film is set in the dark landscape of the Mississippi Delta, where a former bare-knuckle fighter (Eckhart) must win one last fight to pay off his debts to the local mob boss and save his childhood home—the stakes nothing less than life or death.


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Directors Graham and Parker Phillips said: “We are thrilled to be making this film with Aaron and with the support of Cassian Elwes and Tate Taylor and his team. For us, this story is about the love between a mother and a son, and the lengths one will go to find redemption. We can’t think of anyone better positioned to portray the role of the fighter than Aaron.”

Eckhart’s credits include: Roland Emmerich’s Midway; London Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler; Ben Younger’s Bleed for This; Clint Eastwood’s Sully for Warner Bros.; Rabbit Hole alongside Nicole Kidman; and the upcoming “The First Lady” starring Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson.


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Eckhart is represented by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman, and Smith by UTA and Silver Lake Entertainment.

The Foresight Unlimited slate includes Gigi Gaston’s adventure thriller Nine Bullets starring Lena Headey, Sam Worthington and Barbara Hershey and Lina Roessler’s Best Sellers starring Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza, which was part of the Berlinale’s Special Gala and also produced by Elwes.

ABOUT FORESIGHT UNLIMITED

Foresight Unlimited, recently acquired in 2019 by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, is one of the industry’s leading independent film sales, production, and distribution companies. The company’s sales group is helmed by President, Tamara Birkemoe, who has been with the company for over 16 years, and oversees all aspects of the company’s slate.


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With a pioneering entertainment career spanning over 50 years, first as an actor, and then a producer, Chairman of Foresight Unlimited, Mark Damon, is considered to be one of the leading authorities on international film financing, distribution and marketing strategies as well as being a successful independent producer, having garnered over 11 Oscar nominations and 1 win (Monster) during his outstanding career.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates streaming video-on-demand networks (VOD). The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks including Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

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