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.”