Press Release: Cast joins John Travolta for THE FORGER



(LOS ANGELES, CA) October 7, 2013 – BAFTA TV Award and Tony Award winning actress Jennifer Ehle (ZERO DARK THIRTY, CONTAGION), Anson Mount (AMC’s “Hell on Wheels,” SAFE) and Abigail Spencer (Sundance Channel’s “Rectify,” OZ THE GREAT AND THE POWERFUL) join the cast of heist film THE FORGER, starring alongside two-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner John Travolta, Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (BEGINNERS, THE LAST STATION) and Venice Film Festival Award winner for Best New Young Actor Tye Sheridan (JOE, MUD, THE TREE OF LIFE), it was announced today by producers and co-financiers Code Entertainment’s (“Code”) Al Corley and Bart Rosenblatt and Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel of The Solution Entertainment Group (“The Solution”).

The film started shooting today, October 7th on location in Boston, Massachusetts.

BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning director Philip Martin (BBC’s “Wallander”) is directing from a script by Richard D’Ovidio (THE CALL).

Code’s Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt, and Eugene Musso will produce the film along with Rob Carliner. Jonathan Dana and Randi Michel will executive produce alongside The Solution’s Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson. Anson Downes and Linda Favila will serve as co-executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes cinematographer John Bailey (AS GOOD AS IT GETS, GROUNDHOG DAY), Emmy nominated production designer Derek Hill (INTO THE WILD, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN) and Oscar nominated editor Peter Boyle (THE HOURS, QUILLS).

THE FORGER tells the story of a former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief, Ray Cutter (Travolta) who arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, Will Cutter (Sheridan). Ray and his father, Joseph Cutter (Plummer), must come together to carry out one last big job for the syndicate who financed his early release.

Ehle will star as Kim, Ray’s emotionally fragile ex-wife, with Mount cast as Keating, a member of the syndicate who creates trouble for Ray and Spencer will play Paisley, a DEA agent.

The Solution is handling international sales with WME Global and ICM Partners handling domestic sales.

“We are blessed to add such an incredibly talented and powerful group of actors to THE FORGER. Jennifer, Anson and Abigail greatly enhance an already abundance of creative energy,” said Al Corley.

Jennifer Ehle won a BAFTA TV Award for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in BBC’s mini-series PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in WILDE co-starring Stephen Fry. She has also won 2 Tony Awards for her work in The Real Thing and The Coast of Utopia. Her recent feature film credits include ZERO DARK THIRTY, CONTAGION, THE KING’S SPEECH and THE IDES OF MARCH and she will next appear in BLACK AND WHITE opposite Kevin Costner, Gillian Jacobs and Octavia Spencer, in post-production.

Anson Mount stars as Cullen Bohannon, the lead role in AMC’s popular series “Hell on Wheels.” His film credits include SAFE with Jason Statham, STRAWDOGS co-starring James Marsden, HICK, COOK COUNTY and IN HER SHOES.

Abigail Spencer can currently be in seen in Sundance Channel’s critically acclaimed original series RECTIFY, for which she was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress. Her feature film credits include Disney’s box office hit OZ THE GREAT AND THE POWERFUL co-starring James Franco, Lionsgate’s horror film, THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT 2: GHOSTS OF GEORGIA, COWBOYS & ALIENS and CHASING MAVERICKS.

Spencer is repped by ICM, Ehle by ICM and Independent Talent Group and Mount by CAA and Brookside Artist Management.

The Solution Entertainment Group is a multi-faceted, full service international sales and financing company which offers filmmakers access to development funding, production funding, production and post-production services as well as international distribution. The Solution was founded in 2012 by international sales veteran, Lisa Wilson, and leading film financier, Myles Nestel, who are both partners.

Titles on The Solution’s slate include HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE AN ENGLISHMAN with Pierce Brosnan and Jessica Alba; LAGGIES starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell; 5 TO 7 starring Anton Yelchin and Bérénice Marlohe; David Mamet’s BLACKBIRD to star Cate Blanchett; FELONY starring Joel Edgerton and Tom Wilkinson which world premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival; GRAND PIANO starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack which world premiered at Austin’s Fantastic Fest; NOVEMBER MAN starring Pierce Brosnan and TWO NIGHT STAND with Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton.

Code Entertainment finances, develops and produces theatrical feature films, and through its Code Management division manages writers, directors, novelists, and entertainment related estates. Founded in 1994, Code has produced 15 feature films (Kill The Irishman, You Kill Me, Drowning Mona, Noel), working with both emerging and established talent, including Academy Award®-winning actors, directors, composers and cinematographers. The company operates with a revolving equity fund and produces and finances two to three films per year. Code Management since its inception in 2004 has established an important list of clients that write and direct for both independent and major studios. Code’s partners are Bart Rosenblatt, Al Corley, Eugene Musso, Rick Berg, and Rich Freeman. Jonathan Dana serves as marketing and sales representative for the company’s feature films.