Apr 18, 2023
Aziz Ansari, Keanu Reeves & Seth Rogen Have ‘Good Fortune’ With Lionsgate
Aziz Ansari is making his feature directorial debut with Good Fortune at Lionsgate, a movie he’ll also write and star alongside with Keanu Reeves and Seth Rogen. Lionsgate will launch sales for the pic at Cannes next month, which is also when cameras roll in LA. The storyline is under wraps.
Beamed Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chair Joe Drake, “We have indeed found good fortune with this film. We love the script and believe strongly in Aziz as both a performer and a director. And when you add in Seth and Keanu – two incredible world-class talents — toplining alongside Aziz, this has the potential to be a very special film for us. We moved quickly to land this project once it was available.”
Pic is produced by Anthony Katagas, Alan Yang, and Ansari. Brady Fujikawa and Jon Humphrey are steering the movie for Lionsgate. Dan Freedman, Phil Strina, John Biondo, and Matt Leonetti were key in negotiating the deal for Lionsgate.
Ansari is a 7x Emmy nominee and 2x winner for his writing on the series Master of None, which he created with Alan Yang. He is also known for his seven-season run as Tom Haverford on Parks and Recreation. He is represented by WME, 3 Arts, Ocean Avenue, and Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, Endlich & Gellman.
Reeves currently stars in Lionsgate’s mammoth success John Wick: Chapter 4 which just cleared $350M at the global box office and counting. He will next reprise his role as John Wick in Lionsgate’s Ballerina, starring Ana de Armas. He is represented by WME, Sugar23, and Ziffren Brittenham.
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