By Jack Rico
New York, NY (December 8, 2010) – Worldview Entertainment, a New York City-based motion picture investment and production company focused on well-crafted high production value filmed entertainment, is co-financing and executive producing the black comedy “Killer Joe.”
“Killer Joe” is directed by Academy Award-winner William Friedkin and stars Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon and Juno Temple. The screenplay was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts from his acclaimed off-Broadway production about a family who hires a police detective-turned-hitman to kill their mother for her life insurance policy. Principal photography commenced in Louisiana on November 8th. Academy Award-winner Nicolas Chartier and Scott Einbinder are producing, with Voltage Pictures co-financing the film as well as handling sales. “Killer Joe” represents the kind of world-class, theatrical motion picture that Worldview aims to create for the global marketplace.
“Our goal is to produce quality entertainment with a focus on profitability. Worldview will invest strategically in film assets and consider only the most intelligent packages, applying creative and financial innovation to everything we do,” says Christopher Woodrow, Worldview’s CEO.
Worldview’s vision is to construct long-term value by building a library of commercial films that are both creatively and financially successful. The company is managed by seasoned professionals from the film industry and from major investment banks. The objective is to combine film finance, production and distribution expertise with the business and financial acumen of investment professionals in order to respond nimbly to marketplace opportunities with the goal of maximizing returns.