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Antoine Fuqua Reteams w/ Jake Gyllenhaal for Biopic on Notorious 1980s Cocaine Smuggler, Max Mermelstein

Antoine Fuqua Reteams w/ Jake Gyllenhaal for Biopic on Notorious 1980s Cocaine Smuggler, Max Mermelstein

Director Antoine Fuqua will reteam with actor Jake Gyllenhaal for “The Man Who Made It Snow” – a biopic on notorious 1980s cocaine smuggler Max Mermelstein – at the time, the only American let into the inner circle of the Colombian cocaine cartel.

Fuqua and Gyllenhaal recently wrapped production on the boxing drama “Southpaw.”

The Max Mermelstein biopic will be the first project produced under the production partnership Fuqua inked with IM Global – one of the leading film financing, sales and distribution companies in the world – earlier this year.

The deal will see IM Global develop, produce and finance feature film projects with Fuqua’s production company – Fuqua Films. 

Gyllenhaal will also produce alongside Fuqua, Brent Tabor and IM Global’s Matt Jackson. IM Global CEO Stuart Ford serves as executive producer.

A 2015 shoot is scheduled.

Fuqua’s certainly been quite busy; he’s attached to helm a new drama series for DirecTV, which has been fast-tracked, titled “Ice” – a project co-written by Oscar winner Ron Bass (“Rain Man”) and “Game Of Thrones” co-executive producer Vince Gerardis. He also signed up to helm IM Global’s film adaptation of the novel, “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League,” by Jeff Hobbs. And he’s set to reteam with his “Equalizer” star Denzel Washington, on MGM’s long-in-development remake of “The Magnificent Seven.”

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