On the heels of their momentous Pulp Fiction reunion at the 94th Academy Awards this past weekend, Yale Entertainment announced today that Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Batman and Robin) and Academy Award winner Samuel L. Jackson (The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Marvel’s The Avengers, The Hateful Eight) will star in The Kill Room, a new dark comedy/crime-thriller written by Jonathan Jacobson and to be directed by Nicol Paone. Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman, and Jon Keeyes are producing under their Yale Productions banner alongside Anne Clements of Idiot Savant Pictures, Paone, Thurman, and Dannielle Thomas and Jason Weinberg from Untitled Entertainment. Production will begin this spring in New Jersey and New York, with Yale’s recently launched sales and distribution banner, Great Escape, handling international sales and co-repping the US rights with ICM.
The Kill Room is a dark comedy / crime-thriller about a hitman, his boss (Jackson), an art dealer (Thurman) and their money laundering scheme that accidentally turns the hitman into an overnight, avant garde, sensation forcing her to play the art world against the underworld.
“Getting to make The Kill Room – an already incredible script – with Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson, is beyond my wildest dreams,” said director Nicol Paone. “Every moment they’re on screen they are both enviable and eye-catching. I am eternally grateful to both of them for saying yes and I am thrilled to bring this to life alongside Anne Clements, and Yale Productions.”
“The combination of Uma and Sam for this project is a dream come true! We are certain that Nicol is going to deliver a special film, and one that strikes the perfect balance between dark humor and edge-of-your-seat thrills,” said Levine and Beckerman.