The casting team behind the upcoming dark comedy ‘Rothchild‘ are taking a bit of a risk by casting Shia LaBeouf and Mel Gibson in the same film together. Typically, a set can only handle one explosive cast member, but Rothchild is feeling lucky.
Shia stars in the film has Becket Rothchild, the black sheep of the Rothchild family.
As an adult the charismatic Becket hatches a plan to get back into the family and claim his birth right. There are nine Rothchild family members who stand between him and his fortune including Whitelaw (Gibson), the family patriarch and villain of the piece.
As mentioned above, this movie is described as a dark comedy, which is probably how most people would describe the lives of Gibson and LaBeouf.
Jon S. Baird will direct the project. He directed the 2018 film ‘Stan & Ollie‘ which received outstanding reviews from critics.
Keith Kjarval, one of the film’s producers, told Variety the following…
Rothchild is a satirical and thrilling ride, and I am elated to be working with a filmmaker like Jon Baird, who not only has an incredible track record of guiding award-winning performances, but is crafting this film to be an action packed cautionary tale on wealth and power.
No word on a potential release date, but we will keep you posted.