30WEST has attached to executive produce and finance the feature film The Trashers based on a remarkable true story also profiled in Netflix’s new docu-series “Untold.” Cooper Raiff, whose directorial debut Shithouse won the SXSW Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature, will direct from a script by Adam R. Perlman (“Billions”), with current revisions by Raiff. The feature will shoot in the first half of 2022. Raiff is currently in production on PictureStart’s Cha Cha Real Smooth which he wrote, directs, and co-stars in alongside Dakota Johnson and Leslie Mann and is co-writing the TV adaptation of Naoise Dolan’s acclaimed debut novel “Exciting Times” which will star Phoebe Dynevor for Black Bear and Amazon Studios.
Producers include Tom McNulty of MC2 Entertainment and Andrew Morrison of Yellow Bear Films, who also serve as executive producers on “The Trashers” episode of “Untold,” titled “Crimes and Penalties.” Micah Green, Dan Steinman and Dan Friedkin will executive produce for 30WEST alongside Jon Wertheim and writer Adam R. Perlman. AJ Galante, on whose life-rights the story is based, serves as an associate producer.
The Trashers follows Jimmy Galante, a Danbury, Connecticut businessman who in 2004 bought the city’s minor league hockey team and assigned his teenage son to run it. The team’s unexpected rise to fame came to an abrupt end with Galante’s arrest on 72 criminal charges.