PRODUCTION STAGE: Development
RELEASE DATE: Early fall of 2019
GENRE: Drama, Music
WRITERS: Rudy Barichello, Eric Bérard, James Murray
DIRECTOR: Francesco Giannini
PRODUCERS: Tamara Dupuis, Francesco Giannini
A young jazz violinist, drawn into the seductive world of professional boxing and organized crime, must decide whether he wants to play for the devil.
Jimmy is a genius violin player whose dream of a jazz career is slipping away as he plays in the streets to survive and support his elder Papi. He makes a deal with Eddie, a sleazy boxing promoter, who brands him Jimmy Speed. He descends into Eddie's world of bookies, mobsters and boxers: a dissolute life of booze, sex and moral compromise. He improvises musical numbers at their private parties. They throw rolls of bills at him. Jimmy is exhilarated, but the more money he makes, the further he is from his dreams. He begins neglecting everything and everybody: his lover Gaia, his elder Papi, and his music. Eventually, he must decide whether to play for the devil and lose love, music and his soul.
The huge success of films such as La La Land, Whiplash and Baby Driver proves that the audiences are hungry for dramas that entertain. We are currently discussing with a casting agency to attach an A-list star for one of the lead roles and we've garnered attention from national distribution companies to develop the project with them and ensure the immense success that this film deserves. Jimmy Speed is the perfect contender for festivals and we aim to have it's worldwide release for 2020.