Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara and Gary Oldman Sign Up for MAN DOWN

     September 4, 2014


While some filmmakers are busy debuting their work at the Toronto International Film Festival, others are using the event to try and get their projects off the ground, like Dito Montiel and his next feature, Man Down.  Montiel is just coming off his fifth feature, Boulevard, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

The Solution Entertainment Group is busy handling the international rights to Man Down up at Toronto and with Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara and Gary Oldman on board to star in the film, they’ve got quite the package to sell.  Hit the jump for more on the project.

fighting-dito-montielMan Down is a psychological thriller from Adam Simon who just penned a sci-fi feature called Synapse.  This one focuses on a troubled Afghanistan war veteran who’s having a tough time dealing with his past.  On top of that, he’s also busy looking for his family in a post-apocalyptic America.  Here’s what producer Dawn Krantz had to say about the script:

“When I read this script for the first time I knew it was something very special.  We are so thrilled to be able to have put together such an exemplary cast with an outstanding Director to tell the story.”

I never saw Boulevard at Tribeca, but I do catch myself re-watching A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and Fighting every once in a while.  Plus, this does sound like an interesting mash-up of ideas here.  We’ve seen post-apocalyptic movies and others about veterans unable to cope with their past, but never together.

The press release doesn’t say who’s playing who, but I’d like to bet LaBeouf will step in as that war veteran, and does it really matter who Oldman’s playing?  I’m sure he’ll be spot-on no matter what.

Man Down is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to go into production on October 30th in Louisiana.

Man Down Cast Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman

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