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Frank Grillo, Jamie Bell to Star in Indie ‘Donnybrook’

Frank Grillo, Jamie Bell, Margaret Qualley, and James Badge Dale are set to star in the indie pic “Donnybrook.”

Tim Sutton is writing and directing.

Production starts on Oct. 23 in Cincinnati. Backup Media is fully financing the film. UTA Independent Film Group is representing North American rights.

Adapted from Frank Bill’s 2013 noir novel of the same name, the film follows a man hard up for cash and determined to support his family competes in the Donnybrook, a legendary, bare-knuckle brawl where a $100,000 prize goes to the last man standing.

The film is produced by David Lancaster along with Stephanie Wilcox of Rumble Films, together with Backup Media. This is the third feature in the last two years that the two companies have made together after Fabrice du Welz’s “Message From the King” and Evan Katz’s “Small Crimes.”

Grillo can be seen next in Netflix’s action movie “Wheelman.” Bell was most recently seen in the last season of AMC’s “Turn” while Badge Dale can be seen next in the Sony firefighter flick “Only the Brave.” Qualley was last seen in the Netflix feature “Death Note.”

CAA and Management 360 represent Frank Grillo. Margaret Qualley’s reps are UTA and Management 360. CAA and MJ Management represent James Badge Dale. Jamie Bell is represented by UTA and Artists Independent Management.

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