Mel Gibson To Direct Lionsgate’s ‘Flight Risk’ Starring Mark Wahlberg

According to Deadline Mel Gibson is returning to the director’s chair for the first time since 2016 Oscar winner Hacksaw Ridge with movie Flight Risk, which will star Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg. Lionsgate, which was also behind Hacksaw Ridge, is launching world sales on the hot package ahead of the Cannes market. The film will see Wahlberg play a pilot transporting a dangerous criminal for trial. Additional casting is underway. Pic is based on Jared Rosenberg’s 2020 Blacklist script.

Lauren Bixby and Christopher Davis negotiated on behalf of the studio. Neil Sacker of Sacker Entertainment Law and Alex Lebovici negotiated the deal on behalf of the producers. “We love the undeniable electric pairing of Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg,” said Lionsgate movie chairman Joe Drake. “These world-class talents combining for this dynamic, character-driven film will make Flight Risk one of the most suspense-filled, must-see events of the year.”

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