PAYLINE: Renewable Energy Production Outlines New Wesley Snipes Heist Thriller
Payline is the name of actor Wesley Snipes’ latest project added to the list of what’s coming with Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name and Well Go USA’s Cut Throat City still in tow. The production itself is hailing a renewable energy initiative with Snipes starring and serving as exec producing under his Maandi House banner.
Penned by Jay S. Boyd and Rob Robol who wrote Allan Ungar’s 2015 thriller, Gridlocked, Payline is described as Oceans Eleven-meets Free Fire where a small town casino turns into a battleground after two groups of criminals attempt to rob it on the same night.
“We at Maandi House Studios, along with our sister companies and strategic partners, are extremely excited to be working with Dawn’s Light Media on this vision. Beyond being the kind of high-stakes action film not seen in years, ‘Payline’ will also be a vehicle to demonstrate the next generation of indie filmmaking in a 5G powered world,” said Snipes. “It is our goal to show how a 100% Certified Renewable Energy film production can show love for the environment and community, yet still produce a kick-ass ‘toss ya popcorn’ action movie.”
The production is also taking aim at the notion that it costs more to make a sustainable renewable energy film then the average production.
Stated [Jason] Cherubini: “As we look to develop the next generation of media content, we know that it doesn’t just need to be diverse and exciting, but its production must support and protect the communities where it’s created.”
Cherubini will produce along with Richard Switzer for Dawn’s Light. Ungar joins in as exec producer with Snipes and with Alexander Ferguson. (THR, The Wrap)
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