Samuel L. Jackson To Star In Sci-Fi Film ‘Inversion’

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Samuel L. Jackson To Star In Sci-Fi Film ‘Inversion’ With Liu Yifei, Travis Fimmel 
Posted by Wilson Morales

November 3, 2016

Samuel L. Jackson

Academy Award nominated Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction) is in final negotiations to star as senior Homeland Security investigator John Bailey in Facing East’s $130 million sci-fi epic movie Inversion,  directed by Peter Segal. Principal photography is set to begin on February 27th at Babelsberg studios in Berlin, and will continue in Shanghai and Chicago.

Chinese actress Liu Yifei (“Once Upon a Time,” The Forbidden Kingdom) has also joined the cast, which will star Travis Fimmel (Warcraft, Vikings).

Inversion follows a street-wise American con man (Fimmel), and a young Chinese physicist (Liu) as they race against the clock to save the earth from a terrifying loss of gravity. John Bailey (Jackson’s character) believing the two are the cause of the cause of the inversions of gravity chase them across two continents trying to stop further destruction. The screenplay is penned by Academy Award® winner Paul Haggis (Casino Royale, Million Dollar Baby, Crash), Academy Award® nominee David Arata (Children of Men, Spy Game) and Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch). Facing East’s Philip Lee and Markus Barmettler, alongside Michael Nozik are producing. Michael Ewing (Segal’s longtime producing partner), Jim Skotchdopole (The Revenant, Django Unchained) and Foresight Unlimited’s Mark Damon are executive producing.

Martin Laing (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Clash of the Titans) is on board as Production Designer, Sheena Duggal (Doctor Strange, The Hunger Games) as the Visual Effects Supervisor, and Jack Geist (300: Rise of an Empire, Immortals) is the VFX Producer.

Jackson recently wrapped production on Kong: Skull Island for Warner Bros. and The Hitman’s Bodyguard for Lionsgate, and can currently be seen in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children for 20th Century Fox. Jackson is represented by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content.

Liu Yifei is represented by Chen Jinfei of Hong Xing Wu Entertainment & Media. Jim Dempsey of Paradigm and Chris Huvane of Management 360 represent Travis Fimmel.

Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales.

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