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  • Jeff Sneider

Monaghan flashes to ‘Bang Time’

Originally published on Variety

Machine Gun Preacher” star Michelle Monaghan is in negotiations to topline “Fast Flash to Bang Time,” an indie psychological thriller that will be produced and co-financed by Kerry, Kimmel and Pollack.

W. Peter Iliff will write and direct the pic, which is set in Las Vegas, the last stop for FBI agents who have screwed up past assignments. Story follows a pair of troubled agents as they search for a killer and a kidnapped infant, all while struggling to hide addictions that could end their careers.

Monaghan is in talks to play a sex-addicted FBI agent and KK&P is still in the process of casting the crack-addicted male lead.

Mark Morgan (“The Twilight Saga”) will produce with Michael Pollack, Kami Garcia and Brett Hudson. Production is skedded to start next spring in Las Vegas.

Monaghan, who recently starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Duncan Jones’ “Source Code,” previously searched for a missing child in Ben Affleck’s “Gone Baby Gone.” Thesp will soon begin filming the dark comedy “Better Living Through Chemistry” with Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde.

Iliff is best known for writing “Point Break,” “Patriot Games” and “Varsity Blues.” He recently made his directorial debut with the Wes Bentley-starrer “Rites of Passage,” which is currently in post-production.

KK&P recently acquired feature film and TV rights to novelist Gregg Olsen’s “Empty Coffin” series, as well as Marcus Sedgwick’s novel “White Crow.” Company will start production on Lara Flynn Boyle-starrer “Black Forest” this winter in Los Angeles.

Monaghan is repped by ICM and D/F Management, while Iliff is repped by attorney Sean Marks and Buchwald/Fortitude’s Michael McConnell, who will also be packaging the project.


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