The Solution Entertainment Group has come onboard to produce and co-finance Bobby Moresco’s indie crime thriller “The Harbor” in partnership with producers Jonathan Zucker of 25A Prods. and Robert Teitel.
Moresco joined the project last June and will helm from his adaptation of Joseph P. O’Donnell’s novel “Deadly Codes,” about a New Orleans private investigator probing a woman’s death of. He uncovers a conspiracy leading him into a shadowy realm involving rogue agents from the government’s top spy agency. Zucker and Teitel will produce, with the Solution toppers Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel exec producing.
The Solution is handling international distribution rights and plans to present it international buyers at next week’s European Film Market in Berlin. ICM is packaging the film and handling the North American sale on behalf of the filmmakers. Producers are currently casting for a summer start of lensing in New Orleans.
Teitel recently produced “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” which screened at Sundance, along with “Baytown Outlaws,” “Jayne Mansfield’s Car” and “Faster.”
Moresco won an Oscar with Paul Haggis for the “Crash” screenplay. He made his directorial debut with the 2001 pic “One Eyed King” before going on to co-write and direct the 2006 crime drama “10th & Wolf,” starring James Marsden and Giovanni Ribisi.
The Solution’s sales slate includes “Two Night Stand,” “5 to 7,” “Grand Piano” and “Felony.” Deal for “The Harbor” with the Solution was brokered on behalf of filmmakers by attorney Evan Krauss of Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers.