The Chicago Feature Echo Boomers has found its home with Saban Films. The company has acquired the North American distribution rights to Seth Savoy’s directorial debut before the opening of the Toronto film market.
The term “echo boomer” stands synonymous with millennial. Disillusioned by a world where economic odds seem stacked against them, the film’s protagonists form a crime ring and begin breaking into the wealthiest Chicago homes and taking what they want.
The timely crime drama stars Patrick Schwarzeneggger (Midnight Sun, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Alex Pettyfer (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, I Am Number Four), Hayley Law (The CW’s Riverdale, Netflix’s Altered Cabron), Gilles Geary (Netflix’s The I-Land), Oliver Cooper (Project X, Californication), Academy Award® nominee Lesley Ann Warren (Jobs, Victor Victoria) and Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Knives Out).
Bill Bromiley of Saban Films had this to say about the project in Variety, who first reported the sale. “We are thrilled to be working with Seth Savoy in his directorial debut. This is a wild tale brought to life by an all-star cast at their best. The film will keep audiences on their toes.”
Mike Ware, a Chicago producer on the project, added, “Saban has been invested in this project since day one and willing to help in any way, shape or form. They’ve understood the Chicago and Millennial culture behind the film from day one.” Watch the teaser that Savoy posted on his Instagram below:
Savoy wrote the script alongside Kevin Bernhardt, and Jason Miller. Miller is also producing with Speakeasy’s James Langer, Mike Ware, Matthew G. Zamias, Lucas Jarach, Kelly Mi Li, Jeff G. Waxman and Wetzel Entertainment Group’s Byron Wetzel and Sean Kaplan.
Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, working with Fortitude International’s Nadine de Barros representing the filmmakers. Bromiley and Saba hold Executive Producer credits, joined by Pettyfer, Emerson Machtus, and Moment 2 Moment Entertainment’s Frankie Ordoubadi.
Additional EP’s include Tunnel Post’s Luke Daniels and Alan Pao, Omer H Paracha, Matthew S Schwartz, Sandra Siegal, Three Point Capital’s David Gendron and Ali Jazayeri, Dark Dreams Entertainment’s James Ireland, de Barros, Foton Pictures’ Carlos Cuscó, ETA Films’ Eric Brenner, Sandra Siegal and Windy Hill Pictures’ Robert Ogden Barnum. Tony Kamin is a co-producer.
Look for Saban’s upcoming projects, including Jamie Babbit’s The Stand-In with Drew Barrymore, Josh Duhamel’s directorial debut “Buddy Games” and the Alicia Silverstone wedding comedy Sister of the Groom.
Laura Day is a Reel New York correspondent. Contact her at Laura@reelchicago.com