David Lancaster is an American film and television producer and the CEO of the production company Rumble Films. His work as a producer for the 2014 film Whiplash earned him a nomination for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards. Lancaster announced recently that Paris-based Backup Media has come on board to fully finance Donnybrook, the adaptation of Frank Bill’s 2013 noir novel, which Rumble Films is producing.
Donnybrook will be director Tim Sutton’s fourth feature after Pavilion, Memphis and Dark Night. The film turns on a cash-strapped family man who competes in the Donnybrook, “a legendary, bare-knuckle brawl where a $100,000 prize goes to the last man standing.” The producers describe the movie as a mix of No Country for Old Men and Fight Club.
Bill is also the author of the short-story collection “Crimes in Southern Indiana.”
Donnybrook will start shooting in August in Southern Ohio.
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