Main Street Films has set a June 27, 2014 theatrical release for La Bare, which takes an insider’s look at the history, lives and culture of the most popular male strip club in the world, La Bare Dallas. Joe Manganiello, who played Big Dick Richie in Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum’s male-stripper pic Magic Mike, directed the docu and produced with his brother Nick through their 3:59 Inc shingle. Movie Package Company’s Raymond Mansfield and Shaun Redick executive produced. Main Street nabbed distribution rights out of Slamdance this year in a big deal for the fest: The pact was worth mid-six-figures for North American and Chinese rights and included a commitment by the distributor for a 20-market U.S. theatrical release.
Main Street Films chairman Craig Chang has appointed Harrison Kordestani to the dual roles of president of both Main Street Films and 982 Media. This comes as Main Street boards as financier the Murali Krishna Thalluri-directed One. The film is a racially fueled post-apocalyptic adventure as seen through the eyes of a 26-year old girl. She is the hope of her world, yet holds fundamental doubts about whether she can live up to this daunting task. Thalluri’s M2E Pictures and Kent Smith of the Kojo Group are producing (they also produced Thalluri’s 2:37). Filming starts later this year in South Africa.
Commenting on Harrison’s appointment, Chang said “When founding this new company, and its funding partner entity we needed to find someone who could bring both business affairs expertise and a background in managing creative projects. Harrison was by far the best candidate for the position, and in the short time of knowing him, we appreciated his candor and problem-solving approach.” Said Kordestani: “It has long been my dream to be able to marry my legal and business background, with an involvement in both getting films made and distributed worldwide. I am excited to be with Main Street Films at the start of their journey, and look forward to helping the company and its funders to realize the success they so richly deserve.”
EXCLUSIVE: Mike Newell’s Great Expectations starring Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane, Jeremy Irvine and Holliday Grainger, and the William Forsythe-starring Jack LaMotta biopic The Bronx Bull will both be released stateside on October 11, 2013. The announcement was made in Cannes by Main Street Films chairman Craig Chang and are the first pics to come from the company’s distribution division. The specialized marketing and distribution company is financed by 982 Media. Great Expectations, based on the Dickens book, premiered at Toronto last year and was released in the UK in November. Bronx Bull co-stars Joe Mantegna, Penelope Ann Miller, Paul Sorvino and Cloris Leachman, with Martin Guigui directing.