With the acquisition of the festival hit THE BAD GUYS Latin American and U.S. based company Dark Factory has announced their move into film distribution and acquisitions under the newly launched Little Luca Film. The company, which will be run by newly minted CEO Jason Tamasco, will eye 2-3 story-driven releases a year under the new shingle.
Dark Factory co-founders Daniel Posada and Samantha Castellano, who will serve as co-chairs in the new venture, are currently attending the Los Angeles Film Festival, where their film Opening Night, starring Topher Grace, Taye Diggs, and Lauren Lapkus premiered Friday night to critical praise, and will screen again in an encore presentation on Monday.
The Bad Guys, which premiered opening night in the Austin Film Festival, features a cast of familiar faces, in Erik Stocklin, who will also star in the upcoming Netflix series Haters Back Off, Glen Powell, most recently starring in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some and soon to appear in season two of Scream Queens, Mekenna Melvin, who just wrapped the first season of James Frey’s Go90 series Relationship Status, as well as Broadway vets Lucas Near-Verbrugghe (Permission), Keith Nobbs (Hold on to Me Darling) and Paul Iacono (Mercury Fur).
Produced by Dark Factory, Romark Entertainment and Resolute Pictures, the film, which drew critical praise and comparisons to The Big Chill following its debut, also marked the English-language debut of up-and-coming director Carlos Rincones, whose previous film Malaventura was a smash hit across Latin America in 2015, and already has a sequel in development.
From producers Posada, Rock Shaink, Isaac Levy, Rodolfo Marquez, and Rincones, The Bad Guys is set for a theatrical release later this year.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor