Deadline is reporting that Joe Carnahan will be possibly reteaming with Frank Grillo for the new action thriller, Boss Level. The film is a co-production between Emmett/Furla/Oasis and DiBonaventura Pictures along with Carnahan and Grillo via their WarParty banner, and Scott Free.
Carnahan also wrote the script which tells of Grillo in the role of a retired special forces veteran in a life-or-death-on-repeat fight to find the person responsible and kibosh the never-ending death loop he’s trapped in. Actor Mel Gibson is also in talks for an unspecified role which would see the two actors back on screen since appearing in Martin Campbell’s 2010 thriller, Edge Of Darkness.
Financing will be provided by Emmett/Furla/Oasis whose Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian. Scott Free’s Jules Daly is executive producing.
Grillo previously paired with Carnahan for The Grey (2009) prior to producing the actor’s recent Netflix action thriller, Wheelman, from helmer Jeremy Rush. The two launched WarParty a year ago and secured funding this summer for a slate of several forthcoming titles; Wheelman was the first out of WarParty with debut helmer and stunt professional Ben Bray’s El Chicano also in tow, in addition to current developments permearing Carnahan’s reimagining of Indonesian actioner, The Raid.