TGI's Gonzalez Sells Tires and Makes Movies
While at the helm of Tire Group International LLC (TGI), Tony Gonzalez, the group's chairman and CEO, simultaneously has built Rock The Moon Productions LLC. The company is developing a film in partnership with Leonardo DiCaprio's production company.
Gonzalez says Rock the Moon Productions has sold the rights to deveop the film "The Corporation" to Paramount Pictures, in partnership with DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions. The film will star Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro as Cuban mob boss, Jose Miguel Battle Sr.
Gonzalez will produce alongside DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson-Killoran, plus Jaydee Freixas, Andrew Rona, and Alex Heinemann. David Matthews, a staff writer on HBO’s "Vinyl" and "Boardwalk Empire," will write the screenplay.
"The Corporation" was based on a 100-page proposal by T. J. English, author of "Born to Kill," "The Savage City," and "Havana Nocturne." English also has written for the TV series, "NYPD Blue." The nonfiction book will be published in winter 2017.
“I am excited to be partnered with Paramount, Appian Way and The Picture Company,” Gonzalez says. “I cannot think of a better studio to be producing this film, after all Paramount is the studio that produced "The Godfather." We are certain that "The Corporation" will be an authentic representation of one of the most unique mob related stories ever told.”
Currently, Gonzalez and Freixas are in pre-production of another feature film, titled "Vandal." Inspired by true stories, Vandal is about the young leader of a legendary Miami graffiti crew who comes of age while battling a longtime rival. Gonzalez and Freixas will produce the film; Freixas co-wrote the screenplay with Paul Taegel and will also direct. Executive producers include graffiti artist Kelly “Risk” Graval. Shooting is set to commence in summer 2016 in Miami, Florida.
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