Executive Producers Joe Navarra and Shuriz Hishmeh have announced that Throwing Stars Films will commence principal photography of the action thriller "The Chemist".
"The Chemist" will star Olivier Gruner ("Nemesis", "The Circuit", "Sector 4: Extraction") as Steele, an assassin for hire. Patrick Kilpatrick ("Minority Report","Death Warrant") and newcomer Steve Dell ("Flawed").
"The Chemist" and will be directed by award-winning legend Art Camacho ("Half Past Dead 2","Confessions of a Pit Fighter"). The visual effects in the movie will be produced by world renowned visual effects master Dane Allan Smith, whose credits read like the Who’s Who of Hollywood blockbusters. They include: "Transformers: Age of Extinction", "Star Trek: Into Darkness", "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "The Expendables 3".
"The Chemist" is a gritty action thriller about an aging assassin who is double-crossed by his employer when he refuses to assassinate a woman he just met. On the run, Steele becomes the next target in a fast-paced battle between assassins - until he is surprised with a secret that changes everything about what he thought he knew. To complicate matters even more, he begins to fall in love with his would-be target.
"The Chemist" is written by James Dean Simington, a renowned ghost writer for many Hollywood A-listers, and is based on a story by Art Camacho.
“This is my first foray into producing action films and I wanted this to be a hit. Once I got the script, I knew we had the makings of a great movie with strong characters and action that is organic to the movie and not gratuitous", says Tom Renner, the film's producer. "This film has it all - action, a love story and character arcs and twists that aren’t usually seen in these types of films."
"I had been looking for an action film to produce for the last couple years, since my background was more into the horror genre. When this script came across my desk, I knew we had a hit on our hands", says Al Bravo, another producer on the film. "It was a no-brainer for me once I learned Art Camacho was attached to direct. My job is give him the tools he needs to do his thing then let him go”
Throwing Stars Films is the brainchild of Navarra, Hishmeh and Renner.
“We are on our way to becoming a boutique production company specializing in moderately budgeted action films", says Navarra. "We are real excited with this collaboration with Bravo, who will bring his production expertise to the project and Camacho, who has a great track record in action films.”