Entertainment25 January 2021
Writer and Director: Gerard McMurray (The First Purge and the Netflix film Burning Sands) returns to Netflix with his original movie idea, The Formula.
McMurray will write, direct, and produce the film via his recently formed production company, Buppie Productions.
Cast: Robert De Niro, John Boyega
Boyega most recently starred in Steve McQueen’s critically acclaimed anthology series Small Axe. His previous film credits include the Star Wars sequel trilogy and Detroit.
Producers: Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Berry Welsh, and McMurray
The project came together under Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh’s overall deal with Netflix.
Executive Producer: Jason Michael Berman
Co-Producer: Sam Shaw and Buppie Productions’ Ephraim Walker
Logline: A Formula One racing prodigy is forced to become a getaway driver to save the only family he has left.
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About Tribeca Productions – Headquartered in New York, Tribeca Productions was founded in 1988 by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal. Since its inception, Tribeca has produced more than 30 films with a combined worldwide gross of more than 2-billion dollars. To date, their films and series have garnered a combined total of 12 Academy Award nominations, 20 Emmy Award nominations, one Grammy Award, and countless critics’ awards.
Tribeca's recent productions for Netflix include: Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated and National Board of Review Best Picture winner The Irishman (2019), Ava DuVernay's Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning limited series When They See Us (2019), and Rashida Jones and Al Hicks' Grammy-award winning documentary film Quincy (2018).
About Buppie Productions – Gerard McMurray recently launched his production company, Buppie Productions. The shingle with a focus on both film and television content that will bring entertaining and culturally relevant stories to life.
About Gerard McMurray - Gerard McMurray is a graduate of Howard University and USC Film School’s MFA program. His credits include being a Producer on the hit indie film Fruitvale Station as well as Director of Burning Sands, The First Purge, and “Replay” (an episode of The Twilight Zone). McMurray’s upcoming projects include writing and directing the action film The Silver Bear for Lionsgate, starring Michael B. Jordan; co-writing and directing Booker with John Wick Creator/Writer Derek Kolstad for Sony Pictures with John Davis producing; and Directing/Executive Producing a series version of The Spook Who Sat By The Door with Lee Daniels for FX.