ANDREA IERVOLINO AND MONIKA BARCARDI’S AMBI PICTURES ROUNDS OUT CAST FOR SCI-FI ADVENTURE THRILLER “RUPTURE”
Peter Stormare, Kerry Bishé, Lesley Manville and Ari Millen Join Noomi Rapace and Michael Chiklis
Principal Photography Begins in Toronto
Toronto, Canada – June 2, 2015 – AMBI Pictures principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi today announced that Peter Stormare (“Fargo,” “22 Jump Street,” “The Big Labowski”), Kerry Bishé (“Argo,” “Sex and the City”), Lesley Manville (“Maleficent,” “Mr. Turner,” “Another Year”) and Ari Millen (“Orphan Black,” “Exit Humanity,” “12 Monkeys”) have been cast in the sci-fi adventure thriller “Rupture,” starring Noomi Rapace (“Prometheus,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” “The Drop”) and Michael Chiklis (“Fantastic Four,” “The Shield”).
“Rupture” is a science-fiction thriller about a single mother (Rapace) abducted by a terrifying and mysterious organization who reveal to her that humanity faces an unsettling threat from within.
Production begins today in Toronto, Canada.
Iervolino and Bacardi (“The Humbling,” “In Dubious Battle” “All Roads Lead to Rome”) who own and run the movie development, finance, production and distribution group AMBI, are teaming with “American Sniper” producer Andrew Lazar and his Tango Pictures Production banner to produce the film. Tango is a partnership between Christina Weiss Lurie, Steven Shainberg, and Lazar. Christina Weiss Lurie (“Inside Job,” “Adam,” “Broken English”), will serve as producer as well.
Steven Shainberg (“Secretary”) is directing the film, which is based on a story by he and Brian Nelson (“Hard Candy,” “30 Days of Night,” “Devil”). Nelson wrote the screenplay.
AMBI Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of AMBI Group is handling worldwide sales.
AMBI Group is a consortium of vertically integrated film development, production, finance and distribution companies wholly owned and operated by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Gomez del Campo Bacardi, Lady of Bayfield Hall, better known as “Monika Bacardi.”
From offices in Beverly Hills, Europe and Canada, AMBI is 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.
In addition to “Rupture,” AMBI’s slate includes James Franco’s “In Dubious Battle,” featuring an ensemble cast that includes Franco, Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston, Nat Wolff, Josh Hutcherson, Zach Braff, Analeigh Tipton, Ashley Greene, Ahna O’Reilly, John Savage and Sam Shepherd; the 3D, CGI animated family film “Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad” featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, John Cleese, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy; the romantic comedy “All Roads Lead to Rome,” starring Sarah Jessica Parker; Barry Levinson’s acclaimed drama “The Humbling,” starring Al Pacino; the sci-fi action thriller “Andron: The Black Labyrinth,” starring Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover; an English language remake to Arto Halonen’s award winning Finnish feature “Princess;” the thriller “Hope Lost,” starring Danny Trejo, Mischa Barton and Michael Madsen; the action-thriller “2047 – Sights of Death”; and the animated feature film “East End.”
Andrea Iervolino has produced, funded and distributed over 50 feature films including “The Merchant of Venice” and “The Anatomist,” to name a few. 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.