February 3, 2023


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Meredith Mickelson, NG Kewan joins Scott Weintraub’s Paradox Effect

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American model and social influencer Meredith Mickelson, Talia Assaraf (“Mooty”), and Egypt’s Ng Kiwan (“You’re Crazy”) join Olga Kurylenko and Harvey Keitel in the cast of Scott Weintraub’s action thriller “Paradox Effect,” which has begun shooting. Happened in Italy.

Weintraub is an Emmy-nominated director and producer whose credits include Apple TV+’s “Home,” Netflix’s “Fastest Car” and Rihanna’s “Savage x Fenty” for Prime Video.

In “Paradox Effect,” an innocent woman (Kurylenko) is forced to confront a dangerous kingpin (Keitel) who has kidnapped her young daughter, played by Alice Gerloff, and is holding her for ransom. The women team up with a corrupt Interpol agent, played by Oliver Trevena (“The Plane”), whose son has also been taken hostage. Together they plan to take down various criminals to raise the ransom to save their children. But then they give their family an hour to save them from the king’s wrath.

The screenplay was written by Samuel Bartlett, Ferdinando Dell’Omo and Andrea Irvolino, who also produced the film.

“Paradox Effect” is being produced by Iervolino and Lady Bacardi Entertainment at ILBE, their publicly held studio, and Richard Salvatore, Daniel Maloney, Wonder Films’ Brett Saxon and Jeff Bowler. Executive producers are Luca Matrundola, David Arnston and Nate Adams.

Red Sea Media is handling international sales.

Principal photography on “Paradox Effect” began this week in Bari, a port city in Italy’s southern Apulia region.

IIervolino noted in a statement: “We are happy to be back shooting in Italy, where it feels like family.”

About the film, he said: “Amazing talent coming together for this film, combined with a thrilling story will finally create a suspenseful action movie that the audience will love.”

Other upcoming ILBE projects include Michael Mann’s “Ferrari,” which was also shot in Italy and stars Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Patrick Dempsey and Jack O’Connell.

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