LORENZA IZZO, ARIEL LEVY, AARON BURNS, DARYL SABARA, KIRBY BLISS BLANTON, MAGDA APANOWICZ & SKY FERRERIA IN NEGOTIATIONS TO STAR IN ELI ROTH’S THE GREEN INFERNO
Principal Photography to Begin in Peru on New Horror Thriller from Worldview Entertainment
October 25, 2012 (New York, NY) — Principal photography will begin November 5th in Peru on Eli Roth’s (“Hostel”, “Cabin Fever”) The Green Inferno and will star Lorenza Izzo (“Aftershock”), Ariel Levy (“Aftershock”), Aaron Burns, Daryl Sabara (“John Carter”, “Machete”), Kirby Bliss Blanton (“Project X”), Magda Apanowicz and actress/singer Sky Ferreria. Worldview Entertainment, a leading independent motion picture production and investment company, is financing and producing the horror thriller, which is directed by Eli Roth and based on a screenplay he co-wrote with “Aftershock” co-writer Guillermo Amoedo. Exclusive Media is handling the international sales to the film that will be presented to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market by Alex Walton, Exclusive Media’s President of International Sales and Distribution. CAA, which arranged financing for the film, is handling domestic rights.
Roth is producing The Green Inferno alongside Worldview CEO, Christopher Woodrow, Worldview COO, Molly Conners, and Sobras International producers Miguel Asensio Llamas and Nicolás Lopez. Worldview’s Maria Cestone, Sarah Johnson Redlich and Hoyt David Morgan will executive produce. Filming will take place over the next few weeks in Peru before moving to Santiago, Chile.
This will be Roth’s much anticipated directorial follow up to the enormously successful “Hostel” franchise, which collectively grossed over $300 million worldwide. Most recently Roth co-wrote, produced and starred in “Aftershock”; produced and co-wrote “The Man with the Iron Fists” for Universal Studios, starring Russell Crowe, RZA and Lucy Liu with Quentin Tarantino presenting; produced “The Last Exorcism Part II” with Strike Entertainment for StudioCanal; and is currently filming his new series “Hemlock Grove” for Netflix.
“The Green Inferno” is Worldview’s second collaboration with Roth after teaming up to finance and produce Ti West’s (“The Innkeepers”, “The House of the Devil”) horror thriller, “The Sacrament”, currently in pre-production in Savannah, Georgia.
Worldview is currently in pre-production on David Gordon Green’s gritty southern drama, “Joe”, starring Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan, beginning principal photography October 31st in Austin, Texas. In addition, the company recently wrapped Guillaume Canet’s crime thriller, “Blood Ties”, starring Academy Award® nominee Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis and Academy Award® nominee James Caan; and Academy Award® nominee Atom Egoyan’s West Memphis Three biopic, “Devil’s Knot”, starring Academy Award® winners Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon.
Worldview’s upcoming slate also includes James Gray’s untitled epic period drama starring Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard and Academy Award® nominees Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner, which was recently sold to The Weinstein Company; and the British action thriller, “Welcome to the Punch”, from BAFTA® nominee Eran Creevy, starring James McAvoy, Mark Strong and Andrea Riseborough, which was recently sold to IFC Films and will make its theatrical debut March 15, 2013.
Worldview Entertainment is a leading independent motion picture production and investment company. The company finances and produces theatrical quality feature films for worldwide distribution. Worldview is a provider of equity and mezzanine capital for the independent film market, and invests across a film’s capital structure and throughout its life cycle. The company also makes strategic investments in media and entertainment ventures. Worldview is positioned to take advantage of the opportunities and rapid growth in digital content delivery and distribution. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in New York City. Worldview is backed by a strong capitalization and represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).