No stranger to the big screen, Jeff Gum has already stood alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest movers and shakers. Fresh off his roles in films including “The Vault” with James Franco, and starring in the Lionsgate remake of the George A. Romero classic “Day of the Dead” which is due to be released in 2017, he will now explore new boundaries in “The Forgiven” by Roland Joffé.
“The Forgiven” stars Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana. The film follows a Roman Catholic seeking redemption for the crime of murder. Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Forest Whitaker) is morally challenged by the convicted murderer Piet Blomfeld (Eric Bana), who is in prison serving a life sentence for his crimes in post-apartheid South Africa. Jeff Gum takes on the role of Schmidt, the Antagonist to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Piet Blomfeld throughout the film.
The film will be helmed by two-time Oscar nominated director Roland Joffe, who co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Ashton.
Jeff Gum stars in the film, and is also an executive producer. “I feel very passionate about this project. Knowing Roland Joffé directed Oscar winning films such as “The Killing Fields” and “The Mission”, I am really thrilled to be a part of this talented ensemble,” said Gum.
Eric Bana has returned to the TT to support two-time TT winner and friend Cameron Donald as he takes on the world-famous course.
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WORKING with English comedy king Ricky Gervais is so much fun, says Eric Bana, it should be illegal.
“It was toomuch fun,” says Bana of the Gervais-written and directed Netflix movie Special Correspondents.
“The thought that you could be paid to go and work on a film like this is almost criminal. I’d kill to work with him again.”
Special Correspondents is the story of cocksure New York radio news reporter Frank (Bana) and his browbeaten technician, Ian (Gervais).
Assigned to cover a rebel uprising in Ecuador, the pair miss their flight, but decide to send in reports anyway … from a Spanish restaurant across the street from the station.
Unsurprisingly, the hole they dig for themselves grows bigger by the second.
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Australian Eric Bana likes being a working actor in Hollywood, but his passion and his life can be found Down Under – and under the hood. Seth Doane hangs out with the “Special Correspondents” star, and learns how his talent for comedic impressions led to surprising career opportunities.
Source: CBS Sunday Morning