They may not have ended up doing “Bullet to the Head” together, as originally planned, but Sylvester Stallone and Thomas Jane did end up shooting a film together this year. The ensemble drama “Reach Me” from John Herzfield includes the duo as part of it’s large cast, alongside Tom Berenger (“Major League”), “Boss” star Kelsey Grammer, and Stallone’s “Expendables” co-star Terry Crews.
Kevin Connolly, Kyra Sedgwick, Nelly, Danny Aiello, Ryan Kwanten, Elizabeth Henstridge, Cary Elwes, and David O’Hara are also among the cast.
Seraphim Films Productions, in conjunction with Paradox Entertainment, announced today that they are producing REACH ME, which is on its third week of filming under the sunny skies of Los Angeles, California. John Herzfeld (“2 Days in the Valley,” “15 Minutes”) wrote and is directing the film.
Rebekah Chaney is producing along with Cassian Elwes.
“I’ve been dreaming about working on this project with John Herzfeld for 10 years, and this dream has finally come true. I couldn’t be more honored to work with John and my producing partner, Rebekah Chaney,” said Cassian Elwes.
REACH ME is an uplifting ensemble comedy/drama about a dozen fractured characters whose lives intertwine and eventually collide as a result of a self-published motivational book and its anonymous author.
Herzfeld won the Directors Guild of America Award and an Emmy nomination for his HBO film “Don King: Only In America.” The film was nominated for two Golden Globes, won the Critics Choice Award, the Writers Guild of America Award, and the coveted Peabody Award, the industry’s most prestigious honor. Herzfeld’s other feature credits include “2 Days In The Valley” starring Charlize Theron, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, James Spader, and Eric Stoltz; and “15 Minutes” starring Robert DeNiro.
“REACH ME has been my passion project for 12 years – everything I have to say as a filmmaker and a man is packed in this story of redemption and hope, and I am lucky and thrilled to be working with a phenomenally talented cast that are realizing my dream,” said Herzfeld.
Stallone and Jane were originally going to star in “Bullet to the Head” before Joel Silver took over as producer on the project, nixing Jane for Sung Kang.