Burt Reynolds, Rod Steiger and Tom Berenger have signed on to star in “The Hollywood Sign,” an indie feature that will serve as the English-language directing debut of German helmer Sonke Wortmann (“Maybe, Maybe Not”).
Written by Leon de Winter, “The Hollywood Sign” is a dark comedy about three washed-up actors who must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives in a dangerous plot that is designed to finance their comebacks.
De Winter and Eric Pleskow’s Pleswin Entertainment Group is fully financing the film in association with leading German-based production and distribution company Senator Films, which holds all German rights on the title. Amberlon Entertainment, a joint venture between Senator and Pleswin, will handle the film’s international sales.
De Winter will produce the film, with Blue Rider Pictures’ Jeff Geoffray and Walter Josten co-producing. Pleskow will serve as executive producer.
De Winter, an award-winning Dutch author, previously wrote and directed “Frontiers,” which was an official selection of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. He also directed “Hoffman’s Hunger,” a four-part miniseries based on his own novel, that starred Jacqueline Bisset and Elliott Gould.
Pleskow was a co-founder of Orion Entertainment and a former president and CEO of United Artists.
Wortmann’s 1995 film “Maybe, Maybe Not” was the highest-grossing German title of the past 20 years.
Reynolds is repped by ICM and management company A/M Prods. Steiger is repped by Gold, Marshak, Liedtke. Berenger is repped by CAA.