Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Pictures Group has tapped Academy Award® nominee Alec Baldwin (“The Departed,” “Mission Impossible 5,” “Blue Jasmine”) and Danny Glover (“Lethal Weapon” series, “Saw” “The Color Purple”) to headline the cast of “Andròn” – a sci-fi, action adventure movie from AMBI Pictures Group, the movie development, finance, production and distribution group owned and run by Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi.
Additional cast includes Michelle Ryan (“EastEnders,” “Cashback”), Skin (lead singer from UK band Skunk Anansie), Jon Kortajarena (“A Single Man”), Gale Harold (“Queer as Folk’) and Leo Howard (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” “Conan the Barbarian”).
Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Pictures Sets Cast for New Sci-Fi, Action Film “Andròn – The Black Labyrinth” with Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover, Michelle Ryan, Jon Kortajarena, Gale Harold, Leo Howard and Skin to Star
September 12, 2014 — Alec Baldwin (“The Departed,” “Mission Impossible 5,” “Blue Jasmine’”) and Danny Glover (“Lethal Weapon” series, “Saw” “The Color Purple”) headline the cast of “Andròn” – a sci-fi, action adventure movie from AMBI Pictures Group, the movie development, finance, production and distribution group owned and run by Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi.
Iervolino and Lady Bacardi are financing and producing the film and AMBI’s international sales arm, AMBI Distribution, is handling worldwide sales.
Francesco Cinquemani wrote the screenplay and is directing the film, marking his feature directorial debut.
Principal photography will commence this month in Malta, in collaboration with the Malta Film Commission, and in Italy.
The movie begins when a group of young men and women awake in a dark, claustrophobic maze. They don’t remember who they are or how they got stuck in the black labyrinth of ANDRON. The group must learn to decipher codes, understand the signals, and beat the tests in this mysterious and bizarre place. Out of necessity they struggle to form a bond to survive, while the outside of the world watches and wages on their fate.
Baldwin and Glover will be supported by a cast that includes Michelle Ryan (“EastEnders,” “Cashback”), Skin (lead singer from UK band Skunk Anansie), Jon Kortajarena (“A Single Man”), Gale Harold (“Queer as Folk’) and Leo Howard (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” “Conan the Barbarian”).
“The story of ‘Andròn’ is enough to excite sci-fi fans worldwide but when you add actors like Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover, the meter rises even higher and audiences expect something very special, which is what we plan to deliver,” says Iervolino. “We’re very excited to add this film to our production slate and eager to get to work on a film we believe has great breakout potential.”
AMBI’s burgeoning production arm (AMBI Pictures) is already on pace to produce eight feature films in 2014 including the Barry Levinson directed drama “The Humbling,” starring Al Pacino, the crime-thriller “Hope Lost,” starring Danny Trejo, Mischa Barton and Michael Madsen; the action-thriller “2047 – Sights of Death”; the animated feature films “Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad” and “East End;” the Italian dramedy “Tre Tocchi” and actress Martina Stella’s debut screenplay “O.O.B.I.” – a psychological thriller that the company will produce.
Launched in late 2013 by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Gomez del Campo Bacardi, Lady of Bayfield Hall, better known as “Monika Bacardi,” AMBI Group is a consortium of vertically integrated film development, production, finance and distribution companies wholly owned and operated by Iervolino and Lady Bacardi.
Together, they are dedicated to making and delivering high-end, commercial movies for global audiences. With a mandate to serve as a top-tier supplier of mainstream projects for both the studios and major independent distributors worldwide, AMBI pursues top Hollywood talent and international stars and produces six to eight feature films a year.
From offices in Beverly Hills, Europe and Canada, AMBI is devoted to fostering an artist-friendly environment for top filmmakers and talent and willing to explore original stories and edgy material featuring inter-culture concepts.
AMBI Distribution is the worldwide sales arm of the AMBI Group and is led by Julie Sultan.
A highly accomplished filmmaker and businessman, Andrea Iervolino has produced, funded and distributed over 40 feature films including “The Merchant of Venice,” “Napoletans,” and “The Anatomist,” top name a few. At just 25 years old, he is considered one of the youngest and most accomplished entrepreneurs in the Italian film industry.
Lady Monika Bacardi is the widow of Luis Adalberto Facundo Gomez del Campo Bacardi, Lord of Bayfield Hall, known as Lord Luis Bacardi (descendent of the Bacardi founder, still a family-run company). Renowned for her passion of modern art and love of photography and movies, Monika Bacardi is a highly successful businesswoman who is now committed to producing films, through AMBI, on top of her numerous philanthropic activities.
AMBI Group is active in the distribution of various movie projects in Italy and throughout the world through its satellite company AI Entertainment, a company Iervolino founded in 2011. Iervolino still runs this operation as well as several movie production and distribution companies in Italy, Spain and Canada.
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