Radcliffe and Weaving film begins Production in Auckland
Guns Akimbo Staring Daniel Radcliffe And Samara Weaving Begins Production in Auckland
Adrenaline-fuelled, balls-to-the-wall original action comedy, GUNS AKIMBO, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Now You See Me 2, Trainwreck, Swiss Army Man,The Woman in Black) and Samara Weaving (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, SMILF, Picnic at Hanging Rock) begins shooting today in Auckland. Production will also take place in Munich, Germany. A strong cast of kiwi talent joining the international line up is soon to be announced.
The story follows an ordinary man, Miles (Radcliffe), whose mundane existence of scrolling through the same three apps, enduring his office job and longing for the lost love of his much more adventurous ex, is turned upside-down when he finds himself enrolled in a dark social media movement that forces strangers to fight in a city-wide game of death, live-streamed worldwide to a fanatical audience.
"I am massively excited to be here in Auckland starting filming on Guns Akimbo," Says Radcliffe. "Jason Lei Howden has written a brilliant and delightfully insane script, and working with him as director and alongside the fantastic Samara Weaving to bring it to life is going to be a lot of fun. If you see me around Auckland looking very worse for wear and covered in blood and bruises, don't worry, this is probably for filming."
GUNS AKIMBO is written and directed by Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm). The film is produced by Occupant Entertainment in association with Pump Metal Films and Ingenious Media in an official Germany/New Zealand co-production with Four Knights Film as well as Maze Pictures and Occupant Entertainment Germany. Altitude Film Sales are handling international sales.
“I’m delighted to be hosting Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving, as well as our German partners, for this exciting co-production between Germany and New Zealand. I’m sure they’re going to have a ball on the fine shores of Aotearoa!” says producer Tom Hern.
Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino are producing for Occupant Entertainment (The Hallow, Better Living Through Chemistry, The Wackness) and Tom Hern, is producing for Four Knights Film (The Dark Horse, Pork Pie). Philipp Kreuzer and Joerg Schulze from Maze Pictures are co-producing.
Michael Mailis from Hyperion Entertainment, Jay Taylor and John Jencks from Electric Shadow, Joe Simpson from Miscellaneous Entertainment, Adrian Politowski and Bastien Sirodot from Umedia, Stefan Kapelari and Mortiz Peters from Koch Films and Will Clarke and Andy Mayson from Altitude Films are executive producing.
The Production is supported by the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), the Film Fernsehfonds Bayern (FFF-Bayern) and the New Zealand Film Commission.
Daniel Radcliffe is repped by UTA and ARG Talent and Samara Weaving is repped by WME, Untitled and Shannahan in Australia.