Shia Labeouf, Mel Gibson Starring in Comedy About New York’s Super Rich, ‘Rothschild’

  • Variety
Shia Labeouf, Mel Gibson Starring in Comedy About New York’s Super Rich, ‘Rothschild’
Shia Labeouf and Mel Gibson will star in “Rothschild,” a dark comedy about New York’s super rich helmed by “Stan & Ollie” director Jon S. Baird. HanWay Films has boarded the project and will kick off international sales at Cannes. CAA Media Finance is handling the North American rights.

Labeouf plays Becket Rothschild, who was cast out from the family. As an adult the charismatic Beckett hatches a plan to get back into the family and claim his birth right. There are nine Rothschild family members who stand between him and his fortune including Whitelaw (Gibson), the family patriarch and villain of the piece.

“Rothschild” is being produced by Los Angeles-based production company Unified Pictures. Keith Kjarval and Tyler Jackson will produce alongside Black Box Management’s Lowell Shapiro and Mike Dill who represent the writer.

“Rothschild is a satirical and thrilling ride, and I am elated to be
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