Press Release (ePRNews.com) - BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Jan 17, 2019 - Mary Aloe, producer, Safier Entertainment, Grodnik/Aloe Productions, JARS Productions, Circle 4 Entertainment, and Massive Film Project are pleased to announce today the January 18th 2019 U.S. Theatrical and VOD release, through Vertical Entertainment, of “The Brawler.””The Brawler” stars Zach McGowan (“Black Sails,” “Shameless”), Tayrn Manning (“Orange is the New Black”), Amy Smart (“The Butterfly Effect”), Joey Pantoliano (“The Sopranos,” “Bad Boys”), Nick Loeb (“Den of Thieves”) and Burt Young (“Rocky”). The film is directed by Ken Kushner and written by Ken Kushner and Robert Dibella.
Inspired by true events behind “Rocky.” Local boxer Chuck Wepner was a liquor salesman in Bayonne, New Jersey when he got the call, a once in a lifetime shot. Chuck was going to fight the Heavy Weight Champion of the World, Muhammad Ali. Chuck trained hard, pushing himself to the limit so he could go toe to toe with the greatest fighter of all time. His heroic battle with Ali was only the beginning of a wild ride that takes Chuck from the lows of New Jersey to highs of Hollywood.
Mary Aloe, producer, states, “This is a true underdog story. ‘THE BRAWLER’ takes us on a wild ride while it exudes unlimited heart and soul; with fantastic performances by our stars.”
About Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment:
Aloe Entertainment is one of Los Angeles’ most prolific independent production companies. The Los Angeles based feature film/television company was created in 1999 by Mary Aloe. Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment produces and finances individual pictures and slates of movies. Aloe Entertainment specializes in developing/producing independent features, television series, and network and cable event movies. Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment specialize in obtaining 100% financing for features by raising private equity; working with hedge funds, gap financing, top tier foreign sales companies and securing domestic distribution. As well, Mary Aloe’s vast knowledge of P and A financing was recognized when she was brought in to run a 50 million dollar P and A fund for Merrill Lynch. Producer Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment, along with her development team, have produced and financed a record ten features in the last four and half years alone including Sony/Vertical Entertainment’s “55 Steps,” which was a TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Selection in 2017, Weinstein’s “Wild Oats” starring Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange, Screen Media’s “Mothers and Daughters” starring Susan Sarandon and Sharon Stone, “Dear Dictator” starring Sir Michael Caine, and the Sundance Film selected film with Screen Media “Ten Thousand Saints” starring Ethan Hawke, Hailee Steinfeld and Emile Hirsch. In Q3 of 2017, Mary Aloe produced and financed “Beast of Burden” with Momentum Pictures and Voltage Pictures starting Daniel Radcliffe. In Q4 of 2017, Mary Aloe produced and financed “Killerman” starring Liam Hemsworth, with Solution Entertainment Group. In 2018, Producer Mary Aloe wrapped “Disturbing the Peace” with Guy Pearce and Voltage Pictures. In February and March 2019, Mary Aloe and the Aloe Entertainment team will be producing “Bird’s Eye” in Bucharest and “Stowaway,” a commercial thriller with Voltage and Saban Pictures, in Puerto Rico. Mary Aloe is a member of Women in Film, International Women Working in Film, Women Filmmakers Hiring Women Worldwide and The Caucus.
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