An all-star line-up has assembled for director Dito Montiel’s (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints) crime comedy Riff Raff, which will star Emmy® Award Winner Jennifer Coolidge (“The White Lotus”, Legally Blonde), Emmy® Award Winner Brian Cox (“Succession”, Adaptation), Academy® Award Winner Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man, Meyerowitz Stories), and Gabrielle Union (Bring It On, Bad Boys II). Canopy Media Partners’s Noah Rothman (Small Engine Repair) and Signature Films’ Marc Goldberg and Sarah Gabriel (The Estate) are producing the film. Executive Producers include Adam Paulsen (Pig, On The Count of Three), John Pollono, Chris Dennis for Canopy Media Partners, and Capstone’s Christian Mercuri. Additional EP’s include Brian Cox, Mathew Lesher, Jennifer Coolidge and Tiffany Kuzon. Signature will launch international sales on the project in Cannes, with Capstone representing domestic rights with CAA Media Finance and WME Independent.
Based on a script by John Pollono, Riff Raff centers on a former criminal’s ordinary life which is thrown upside down when his old family shows up for a long-awaited reckoning. Filming is set to begin in September.
Signature’s Marc Goldberg said: “We are thrilled to partner with the producers and Dito on this project; we’ve loved it ever since we’ve read it. It embodies the type of crime comedies we grew up with – witty and entertaining. Not to mention the perfect cast that will bring these colorful characters to life.”