Shia Labeouf & Mel Gibson Set For Satire ‘Rothchild’ From ‘Stan & Ollie’ Director Jon S. Baird’; HanWay Launches Sales — Cannes

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Shia Labeouf & Mel Gibson Set For Satire ‘Rothchild’ From ‘Stan & Ollie’ Director Jon S. Baird’; HanWay Launches Sales — Cannes
Exclusive: The starry Cannes market packages keep coming. Shia Labeouf and Mel Gibson have been set to star in dark satire Rothchild about New York’s super rich.

Stan & Ollie director Jon S. Baird is on board to direct the feature, which HanWay will launch this week on the Riviera. CAA Media Finance is handling North American rights.

The project, whose title puns on the wealthy Rothschild group, charts how charismatic outcast Becket Rothchild (Labeouf) plots his way back into his family’s riches, setting himself on a collision course with patriarch Whitelaw Rothchild (Gibson). On the way, he must infiltrate the weird and twisted lives of his super-rich kin including frat boys, hipster artists and reality TV stars.

The project was a 2014 Blacklist script by John Patton Ford and is being produced by Los Angeles-based production company Unified Pictures. Keith Kjarval (Dragged Across Concrete) and Tyler Jackson (What They Had
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