Magazine article Screen International

Famed US Sports Quartet Join Argent Pictures

Magazine article Screen International

Famed US Sports Quartet Join Argent Pictures

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Move formalises prior relationship.

Four iconic US sportsmen have been named as partners in the Los Angeles-based production and financing company Argent Pictures.

Star NFL quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, NBA All-Star guard Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs, retired NFL Hall Of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks, and retired NBA All-Star Michael Finley have formalised their relationship after separately producing single projects with the company.

Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens and Ben Renzo founded Argent and have worked on such features as American Made starring Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, and documentary Chasing Coral.

The sports quartet will serve as active producers on Argent Pictures’ development slate. Upcoming projects include the action-thriller Nomis starring Alexandra Daddario, Henry Cavill and Ben Kingsley, and Rob Reiner’s drama Shock & Awe with Jessica Biel and Woody Harrelson.

The roster encompasses the next two instalments of Sylvester Stallone’s Escape Plan franchise, and First To Do It, a documentary about the first African American professional Basketball player, Earl Lloyd. …

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