Billed as an “adrenaline-fueled” story, the pic follows a single mother who embarks on a daring cross-country rescue mission, piecing together clues in the search for her teenage daughter who has fallen victim to the horrors of human trafficking. Casting Director Lisa Zagoria, best known for her work on Best Picture winner CODA, is casting this film, based on a script by Brent Jordan.
Roundtable’s Head of Scripted, John Baldecchi, will produce alongside executive producers Dominic Ianno, Jason Resnick, Sarah Donnelly, Gabe Torres, and Mark Pellington.
“We had been looking to do a movie that felt like a throwback to a movie like Rolling Thunder – something real, gritty, and of the moment; we were thrilled that Gabe Torres brought us this harrowing tale which is based on true events – and straight out of screenwriter Brent Jordan’s life experience. And Mark is the ideal partner for the material,” said Baldecchi.
Pellington added: “MOM is a fast-moving story of protection and revenge. The film explores the true price of violence and the cost of justice when an ordinary mom is pushed to an extraordinary place. This is a muscular, intense dramatic thriller with a commanding lead role that is emotional, relatable, and grounded. I’m hungry and humble and super pleased to be collaborating with Roundtable on this piece. From Arlington Road to Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy,” I love to create intense dark action with emotional power and a brain and feel that MOM continues in that thrilling lineage of my work.”