Millennium Media has cast Jack Kesy from Deadpool 2, The Outpost and 12 Strong in the lead of Hellboy instalment The Crooked Man, the company’s first film in the development slate partnership with Telepool.
As previously announced, Brian Taylor (Crank) will direct from a screenplay by Hellboy comic book creator Mike Mignola and Chris Golden.
The Crooked Man takes place in 1950s rural Appalachia where a stranded Hellboy and a rookie BPRD (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense) agent discover a small community haunted by witches, led by a local devil with a troubling connection to Hellboy’s past – the Crooked Man.
Millennium Media acquired the Hellboy rights in 2018. It presents The Crooked Man in association with Dark Horse Entertainment – A Nu Boyana Production in association with Campbell Grobman Film.
Producers include Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson, and Millennium’s Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Les Weldon, Rob Van Norden, and Yariv Lerner. Mike Mignola, Millennium Media’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, and Tanner Mobley, Campbell Grobman Films’ Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell, and Telepool’s Michael Muellner and Julia Muentefering are among the executive producers.
“Jack Kesy is a dynamic actor who has the ability to morph into his roles,” said Millennium Media co-president Yunger. His talent and stature are perfect to play this younger Hellboy. I was very impressed with him while working together on The Outpost.“
Kesy can currently be seen in Lionsgate’s feature Dark Web: Cicadia 3301 and most recently starred in Millennium’s The Outpost opposite Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood. His upcoming feature credits include Paramount feature Sheroes and Netflix feature The Killer starring Michael Fassbender directed by David Fincher.
Within the last year, Telepool acquired Millennium’s slate of productions for German-speaking territories including The Enforcer starring Antonio Banderas and Red Sonja with Matilda Lutz. Telepool previously distributed the Has Fallen franchise led by Gerard Butler action thriller and the Hitman’s Bodyguard franchise.
Millennium Media’s 2023 includes The Bricklayer with Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev, The Piper with Charlotte Hope and Julian Sands, and the fourth instalment of The Expendables franchise. The company recently wrapped production on Red Sonja starring Matilda Lutz, Wallis Day, and Robert Sheehan, Dirty Angels starring Eva Green, Ruby Rose, and Maria Bakalova, and Subservience starring Megan Fox.
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