EXCLUSIVE: Toby Kebbell (Servant), Shia LaBeouf (Fury) and James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) have been set to star in boxing-world crime-drama Salvable, which Metro International is launching ahead of the EFM next week.
Carl Froch, former Boxing World Champion and 2023 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, will be training Kebbell and LaBeouf with work due to get underway in New York next week. The plan is for the filmmakers to shoot a documentary tracking their progress as they prepare for the film.
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Filming for Salvable is slated to begin in April.
The movie will follow Sal “The Bull,” a washed-up boxer on the brink of 40, who is fighting more than just his opponents. With a life of regrets and fading dreams, Sal’s chance at redemption comes knocking in the form of illegal boxing, introduced by the sudden return of his old friend, Vince. Sal faces the ultimate dilemma: seize this shot at resurgence or preserve the bond with his daughter, Molly.
The project will mark the debut feature of UK-based music video directing duo Franklin & Marchetta (Björn Franklin and Johnny Marchetta). Producers are Jamie Gamache and Connor O’Hara for Lowkey Films (Kindling), and Julien Loeffler and James Kermack for Featuristic Films (Knuckledust). Casting has been conducted by Aisling Knight of CBA Casting.
LaBeouf has Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis in post-production. Kebbell most recently starred in Apple series For All Mankind and Servant, while Cosmo is in production on BBC drama Nightsleeper.
As we revealed earlier this week, at EFM Metro will also be shopping crime-thriller Sweet Dreams, starring Aimee Lou Wood, Nick Frost and Paapa Essiedu.
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