DANGEROUS GROUND: Janus Metz To Helm Crime Pic For Sierra/Affinity


Director Janus Metz is officially tapped to tackle crime thriller, Dangerous Ground, for Sierra/Affinity. Chasing Mavericks and The Score scribe Kario Salem is providing the script inspired by the compelling true story of war veteran Johnnie Porche.
Inspired by true events, Dangerous Ground follows a decorated war hero who returns home to join the family business as a cop, only to find himself in a different war. This time, he’s up against a dangerous drug cartel threatening those he loves most and his whole world is turned on its head.
The film marks a sophomore effort for Metz whose narrative feature debut sports drama, Borg/McEnroe, starring Tom Hiddleston and Shia LeBeouf will have its Opening Night Gala world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday. Gary Foster (Denial, The Soloist, Ghost Rider), Russ Krasnoff (Denial, The Soloist), Mark Roberts (Strangers With Candy, Danika), and Kelly McCormick (Atomic Blonde) are producing with Sierra/Affinity's Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg executive producing alongside Adrienne Maloof and David Broome.
 
Sierra/Affinity, currently riding noteworthy buzz since the July rollout of David Leitch's solo directorial debut, Atomic Blonde, will produce and finance the picture.

Metz is represented by CAA, Cinetic Media, and Sloss Eckhouse. Salem is represented by CAA, Media Talent Group, and Sloan Offer Weber and Dern. Porche, who will consult on the film, is represented by APA.

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