Alice Eve (Belgravia, Star Trek) has signed to star in THE QUEEN MARY the first in a trilogy of highly anticipated feature horror films inspired by the hauntings on-board the infamous ocean liner. Gary Shore (Dracula Untold) will direct off of a screenplay written by Stephen Oliver, Tom Vaughan, and Gary Shore. Developed and produced by Brett Tomberlin of Imagination Design Works, along with Nigel Sinclair and Nicholas Ferrall of White Horse Pictures (The Woman in Black, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, Let Me In, End of Watch), Thorsten Schumacher and Lars Sylvest for Rocket Science (Resistance) and Jason Newmark and Laurie Cook of Newscope. Eve most recently starred in Julian Fellowes Downton Abbey follow-up ‘Belgravia’ and is currently shooting ‘The Power’ for Amazon.
Located in dock at Long Beach, Calif, the multi-storied ocean liner, named Time Magazine’s most haunted place in the world, receives two million visitors each year, drawn by its amazing history and legend.
“We were immediately obsessed with Gary’s intelligent and twisted multi-film take on a great American legend and could not be more excited working with an extremely gifted actor in bringing this story to audiences around the world,” said Tomberlin.
Gary Shore added, "I'm fascinated, obsessed, and disturbed by this ship - there's something very dark and human about her. It's a stylistic tightrope between reverence and horror."
In 2014 Gary Shore made his feature film debut with the horror fantasy epic Dracula Untold, for Universal Pictures. The film was a global success amassing $215M at the worldwide box office, hitting number one in over thirty countries.
Tobin Armbrust will executive produce together with White Horse’s Cassidy Hartmann. Andy Trapani, Brian Gilbert, and Steve Sheldon of Epic Entertainment Group will also serve as Executive Producers. White Horse Pictures’ Jeanne Elfant Festa will co-executive produce. Tom Vaughan will co-produce. Mali Elfman is producing alongside Mark Tomberlin and Jordan Rambis who are executive producing as part of Imagination Design Works. Rocket Science is on board to fully finance and represent worldwide distribution rights.
Eve is represented by Independent Talent Group, CAA, and Silver Lining Entertainment. Shore is represented by WME, 42 and Sloane, Offer, Weber, and Dern. Vaughan is repped by Mark Hartogsohn and Danny Toth and The Gersh Agency, and Kailey Marsh at Brillstein Partners. Attorney Cliff Lo and Alexa Pagonas of Michael Black Management negotiated the Queen Mary rights deal on behalf of Imagination Design Works.
ABOUT ROCKET SCIENCE:
Established in London, 2016, ROCKET SCIENCE is one of the most globally-recognized, international film entertainment companies, working with top tier talent and producers to create compelling content for modern film and television audiences. Since its inception, it has financed, produced, packaged and sold over two dozen critically acclaimed and commercially successful films including: Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate, starring Willem Dafoe who was nominated for an Academy Award® for his turn as Vincent van Gogh; David Lowery’s The Old Man and the Gun, starring Robert Redford; and Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer, starring Nicole Kidman.
With proven taste and an objective-driven approach, ROCKET SCIENCE’S recent and upcoming slate includes: Ana Lily Amirpour’s female-led reboot of survival blockbuster Cliffhanger; Sean Penn's Flag Day; Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, with Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen; Billy Crystal’s Here Today, starring Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal; Azazel Jacobs’ French Exit, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges; Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly’s Queenpins, starring Leslie Jones and Kristen Bell; Amirpour’s Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon, starring Kate Hudson; and Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Resistance, starring Jesse Eisenberg.
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ABOUT WHITE HORSE PICTURES: White Horse Pictures is a production company focused on high quality, commercial content creation across various different media – Film, TV, Documentaries and Digital. Based in Los Angeles, the company is built on the foundation of Nigel Sinclair and Guy East’s experience of producing independent movies and takes a Millennial approach to storytelling and distribution. Sinclair and East’s previous partnerships at Intermedia and Exclusive Media resulted in dozens of successful films with top talent – The Woman in Black with Daniel Radcliffe, Snitch with Dwayne Johnson, End of Watch with Jake Gyllenhaal, Rush with Ron Howard and Chris Hemsworth, The Ides of March with George Clooney, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Sliding Doors, The Wedding Planner, K-Pax and The Life of David Gale.
Nigel Sinclair serves as chairman of White Horse, and has produced a number of award-winning films, including the BAFTA Nominated, Critics’ Choice and Grammy Award-winning The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years and Pavarotti, both directed by Ron Howard and in partnership with Imagine Entertainment. Other titles include Martin Scorsese’s, George Harrison: Living In The Material World, which won two Emmy® Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan for which Sinclair won a Grammy Award® and both the Academy Award® winning Undefeated and the Grammy Award®-winning Foo Fighters: Back And Forth.
Nicholas Ferrall is President of White Horse Pictures. He was an executive producer for Pavarotti, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, the Academy Award shortlisted Refugee and A Faster Horse. Jeanne Elfant Festa and Cassidy Hartmann are partners at White Horse Pictures and producers on the Academy Award shortlisted and Emmy winning documentary The Apollo directed by Roger Ross Williams. Sinclair and Festa are producers on the Frank Marshall directed documentary The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, and the upcoming Lucy & Desi documentary directed by Amy Poehler.