PRODUCTION WRAPS ON TATATU & IERVOLINO ENTERTAINMENT NOIR THRILLER “THE POISON ROSE” STARRING JOHN TRAVOLTA, MORGAN FREEMAN, BRENDAN FRASER, FAMKE JANSSEN, PETER STORMARE AND ROBERT PATRICK; DIRECTED BY GEORGE GALLO
July 16, 2018 – Production officially wrapped today in Savannah, Georgia on the TaTaTu and Iervolino Entertainment noir thriller THE POISON ROSE, directed by George Gallo and featuring an all-star cast including John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, Brandan Fraser, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Robert Patrick, Italian actress Claudia Gerini, and Ella Bleu Travolta.
THE POSION ROSE is a classic style noir inspired by such film as CHINATOWN, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, and THE LONG GOODBYE. The film stars John Travolta as Carson Phillips, an ex-football star turned PI, a down-on-his-luck PI who enjoys his share of drinking, smoking, and gambling along with having a soft spot for a lady in distress. The case starts out appearing fairly routine as Carson takes on a routine missing person’s case which slowly reveals itself to be a complex interwoven web of crimes, suspects and dead bodies. When he discovers his long lost daughter, is the number one suspect, he races a ticking clock to save her, solve the murders, and uncover the town’s dirty secrets.
The movie is based on Richard Salvatore’s novel of the same name. Salvatore co-wrote the adapted screenplay with George Gallo.
POISON ROSE is the third feature film collaboration between producer Andrea Iervolino and John Travolta in the last year alone. The previous two films (now in post-production) are the father/son stock car racing film TRADING PAINT in which Travolta stars alongside Shania Twain, Toby Sebastian and Michael Madsen; and the thriller MOOSE, which was directed by Limp Bizkit front man, Fred Durst.
Producing alongside Iervolino are Salvatore, Jeff Elliott, Oscar Generale, and David Ornston.
POISON ROSE marks the latest film from producer Andrea Iervolino’s rapidly growing TaTaTu brand – a first-of-its-kind social entertainment platform that has already begun producing original, exclusive content such as a new documentary on two time Oscar® nominee Jeremy Renner (“Avengers,” “The Hurt Locker”), the upcoming Lamborghini biopic starring Antonio Banderas and Alec Baldwin, the teen comedy THIS IS THE YEAR, starring Madison Iseman; and the drama THE SOUND OF FREEDOM starring Jim Caviezel and Mira Sorvino.
Andrea Iervolino launched TaTaTu as a global and social entertainment platform through which users are rewarded to watch movies, television episodes and other forms of content (music videos, sports, etc), and receive additional rewards from their friends’ viewing. Embracing a novel approach to moviemaking that could prove to be a game changer for both the tech and film industries, TaTaTu will now play a role in getting feature films made with TaTaTu tokens.
TaTaTu is an entertainment platform that combines the best features from the major VOD platforms and social networks with an innovative incentives system. To participate in the platform, advertisers purchase TTU tokens, which are then distributed to the users through a novel rewards system. These digital tokens are given out to creators and consumers of content, including those from their referred friends, as they participate in the network. Users can easily invite their friends to join TaTaTu, watch and create videos that can be shared, chat with other members, and share the content they like. The $50 million token giveaway is intended to jumpstart this positive feedback loop.
Among the first supporters of TTU Tokens, are Prince Felix of Luxembourg, leading cryptocurrency investment firms BlockTower Capital and Lvna Capital, and Lady Monika Bacardi. Other notable names have aligned with TaTaTu on individual projects, such as Patricio Slim Domit backing the TaTaTu movie ‘The Sound of Freedom’ starring Jim Caviezel and Mira Sorvino – one of several movies the platform is now producing.
TaTaTu will not only offer movies and videos, but will also eventually offer music, sports, and games, becoming a 360-degree entertainment platform. The TaTaTu vision is for the TTU Token to become the single cryptocurrency for the media entertainment industry.