Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Richard Madden set to star in ‘Killer Heat’ from Amazon Studios
It was announced today that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, and Richard Madden will star in Killer Heat, from Amazon Studios.
Philippe Lacôte will direct the film, which is based on Jo Nesbø’s short story The Jealousy Man, from a script penned by Roberto Bentivegna (House of Gucci), with revisions by Oscar and BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies; Treason). Makeready’s Brad Weston is producing, with Jo Nesbø (bestselling Harry Hole book series), Niclas Salomonsson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Karnowski, and Makeready’s Collin Creighton executive producing. Makeready’s Oscar Montemayor will associate produce.
Production begins in May in Crete, with Faliro House serving as the local production entity.
Killer Heat follows twin brothers who are caught in a violent love triangle on a remote Greek island. A damaged detective, known as “The Jealousy Man,” is called into investigate.
Actor, writer, director, and producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, Looper) recently appeared in Rian Johnson’s Poker Face and will next be seen in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley and John Carney’s Flora and Son, which premiered to rave reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Shailene Woodley is an award-winning actress known for her roles in such films as The Descendants, The Fault in our Stars, The Spectacular Now, and most recently from her Emmy-nominated performance in the acclaimed series Big Little Lies. Later this year, Woodley will be seen in Dirty Money opposite Seth Rogen and Paul Dano for Sony as well as Ferrari opposite Adam Driver for Michael Mann. She will also star in the comedy, Robots opposite Jack Whitehall for NEON. On the television side, Woodley will star in the television series Three Women, adapted from Lisa Taddeo’s bestselling novel.
Best known for his performance as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones, Richard Madden is an award-winning actor who will next star in a leading role opposite Priyanka Chopra Jonas in Prime Video’s new series Citadel, set to release April 28. Previously, Madden starred opposite Gemma Chan and Angelina Jolie in The Eternals for Marvel, Rocketman for Paramount, Academy Award-winning and BAFTA-winning film 1917, and Disney’s Cinderella. On the television side, Madden previously starred in a leading role in the BBC Golden Globe Award-nominated miniseries Bodyguard for which he earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, with additional credits such as Medici, Masters of Florence, Klondike, and Lady Chatterley’s Lover. In theater, Madden starred as Romeo opposite Lily James in the West End stage production of Romeo and Juliet, which was later seen in cinemas.
Philippe Lacôte directed and wrote Night of the Kings, which premiered at the 2020 Venice Film Festival where it won the Amplify Voices Award. The film was acquired by NEON and received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding International Motion Picture.
Gordon-Levitt is represented by WME and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Woodley is represented by Hyperion, Range Media Partners, attorney Fred Toczek, and Shelter PR. Madden is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content, and Shelter PR. Lacôte is represented by CAA and Dan Passman at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, Inc. Bentivegna is represented by WME and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole. Charman is represented by CAA, Independent Talent in the U.K., Grandview, and Gretchen Rush and Jennifer Gray at Hansen Jacobson. Keith Fleer represented Jo Nesbø and Salomonsson Agency in this deal.
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