Hercules Film Fund and Rhea Films would like to announce the release of two upcoming films, PORT AUTHORITY and ARKANSAS, that Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti are Executive Producing:
Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk, The Children Act) and newcomer Leyna Bloom have signed on to star alongside McCaul Lombardi (American Honey, Patti Cake$) in Danielle Lessovitz’s Port Authority. Also Executive Producing is Martin Scorsese’s’ Sikelia Productions. This film is aligned with Scorsese’s company ethos, formed in an effort to discover the works of emerging filmmakers from around the world. Port Authority is a love story set in New York's kiki ballroom scene. Paul, early 20's, arrives at the central bus station and quickly catches eyes with Wye, a girl voguing with her brothers on the sidewalk. After Paul seeks her out in secret, an intense love blossoms. But when Paul discovers Wye's past, he is forced to confront his desire for her and the deep-seeded violence of those around him. Principal photography wrapped earlier this month in New York City.
Liam Hemsworth (Hunger Games series, Independence Day: Resurgence) and Vince Vaughn (Hacksaw Ridge, Wedding Crashers) have been cast in actor Clark Duke’s (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Croods, Kick-Ass) feature directorial debut Arkansas, which Duke wrote and will also star in. The film follows a pair of low level drug runners in the Dixie Mafia, Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin (Clark Duke), who live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin Frog (Vince Vaughn), whom they’ve never met. But when a deal goes horribly wrong, deadly consequences are soon to rattle the duo’s routine lives.