PAUL SORVINO, ROBERT KNEPPER and STÉFANO GALLO Cast In
a Sudden Storm and Scooping Owl Production
Begins Shooting September 30 in Toronto
Paul Sorvino, Robert Knepper and Stéfano Gallo have been cast in Cold Deck which starts filming in Toronto, September 30.
The film is being directed by Zack Bernbaum (And Now a Word From Our Sponsor) based on a screenplay by Jason Lapeyre (I Declare War, Cold Blooded) and Stéfano Gallo.
Cold Deck follows a gambler (Gallo) who has to pull off a high-stakes robbery in order to get out of debt. Sorvino plays the enigmatic father-figure to gambler Bobby, and Knepper plays the role of Turk, a pernicious business man running underground poker tournies from his mansion.
Jesse Ikeman and Jeff Glickman from Sudden Storm Entertainment will be producing the film, alongside Scooping Owl Productions’ Stéfano Gallo, who will also Executive Produce with Justin McConnell and Zack Bernbaum.
The deal was negotiated by Sudden Storm’s Ikeman and Innovative Artists for Sorvino and Kramer Management for Knepper. Sorvino is managed by Kieran Maguire of The Arlook Group.
About Cold Deck: Stuck in a dead-end job that can barely pay for his mother’s medical care, Bobby Locke’s (Gallo) only escape is poker. His skills at the table are put to the test regularly at ‘Scruples’, a club run by an enigmatic father-figure affectionately known as ‘Chips’ (Sorvino). Fed up with his lot in life, Bobby decides to seize the opportunity that arises when he is invited to a secret high-roller game, and along with his friend Ben, plots to rob these wealthy businessmen. Unfortunately, the game is presided by Turk (Knepper) who viciously sets out to get revenge. Now Bobby is caught up in a new kind of game, one that could threaten his very survival.
About Sudden Storm: Founded in 2001 by Jesse D. Ikeman and Jeff Glickman. Recent titles include WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY (Winner, Best Canadian Feature Film, TIFF 2013) a feature length documentary, and provided the Canadian production services on ALL IS LOST (Official Selection Cannes 2013) starring Robert Redford. Other features include RUNNING MATES starring Henry Winkler and George A. Romero’s SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD. www.suddenstorm.ca