CURRENT PROJECTS

Capstone Pictures is an independent feature film financing, production and international sales company focusing on high quality commercial films with worldwide box office appeal. Established in 2017, Capstone is headed by renowned international sales and distribution veteran Christian Mercuri, who has sold, financed and produced over 150 feature films with worldwide box office exceeding $3 billion USD.
 

 

PAPILLON (2018)  starring Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek

THE ESCAPIST

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In Rikers Island prison, former safecracker and notorious heist man, Frank Perry, is nearing his release thanks to his lawyer and close friend, Kayla. Having successfully escaped once from the prison in the past, but then recaught and sentenced to added time, Frank wants to get out the right way this time. But when Kayla is kidnapped by a terrorist group intent on blowing up the New York City courthouse, Frank is forced to break out terrorist leader, Sergey, in exchange for Kayla life. Once out, Frank must race against time to save Kayla and prevent the terrorist group’s lethal plan.

 

 

Nimrod Antal (Predators, Vacancy)

Steve Richards, Alan Moloney 

Action/Thriller

Pre-Production (Shooting Feb 2022)

PRISONER’S DAUGHTER 

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Max is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given three months to live. He’s granted a compassionate release if he has someone who can take him in. But all he has is his daughter, Maxine, a single mother, who hasn’t spoken to him since he went to prison. Despite her hatred of her father, she takes him in as a tenant because of her dire financial circumstances. With little time left, Max fights to rebuild his relationship with Maxine and his grandson, Ezra. But when his violent past catches up with him and his family, Max is forced to come to the defense of his family. 

 Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Miss Bala, Thirteen) 

 Marina Grasic, David Haring

 Thriller 

 In-Production (Delivery expected Q3 2022) 

 REDEEMING LOVE 

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Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. Then she meets Michael, who decides to marry her and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw. 

D.J. Caruso   (xXx: Return of Xander Cage, I Am Number Four) 

Cindy Bond, Wayne Fitzjohn

Young Adult/Romance 

Post-Production (Delivery Q4 2021) 

KANDAHAR

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Based on a true story, centers around a grieving CIA operative and his translator who, after an intelligence leak dangerously exposes a covert mission in Afghanistan, must find their way out of the desert, outgunned and hunted by elite special forces.

Ric Roman Waugh (Angel Has Fallen, Greenland)

Basil Iwanyk (John Wick, Sicario)

Action

Pre-Production (Start of Principal: November 9, 2020)

SPINNING GOLD 

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A biopic of 1970s record producer Neil Bogart, co-founder of Casablanca Records, whose acts included KISS, Donna Summer, George Clinton & Parliament, and The Village People. The music they created changed the culture and defined a generation to come. 

Timothy Scott Bogart (Touched, Extreme Ops) 

Laurence Mark 

Music/Biopic 

Post-Production (Delivery Q2 2022) 

I AM ALL GIRLS

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A special crimes investigator forms an unlikely bond with a serial killer to bring down a global child sex trafficking syndicate.

Donovan Marsh (Hunter Killer)

Jozua Malherbe

Action/Thriller

Completed

THE FALL

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BECKY and HUNTER face their fears by free climbing an abandoned tower in the desert. But tensions run high when they find themselves trapped at 2000 feet with no way down.

Scott Mann (Final Score, Heist)

James Harris (47 Meters Down and 47 Meters Down: Uncaged)

Action / Thriller

Pre-Production (Start of Principal: July 15, 2020)

GETWELL ROAD

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The true story of Lee Ledbetter - a Southern firecracker single mother, who never played by the rules of 1950's Memphis, and hustled her way to become the first female sales rep in a cut throat pharmaceutical company.

Jess Bond (Rosy)

Biopic / Drama

Pre-Production (Start of Principal: September 14, 2020)

Hair of the Dog

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An executive caught up in a blackmail plot discovers he's just a pawn in a larger, darker scheme.

 

 

 

 

Jamie Marshall (The Foreigner, Paranoia)

 Action / Thriller

Pre-Production (Start of Principal: May 5th, 2020)

The Postcard Killings

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Based on the best seller from James Patterson, a New York detective investigates the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London.

 

Danis Tanovic (Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film for No Man's Land)

Thriller

Completed

Force of Nature

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With a hurricane bearing down on New York City, a cop must protect the residents unwilling to evacuate a flooding building, from a team of criminals hell-bent on executing a mysterious heist. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Polish (The Astronaut Farmer, 90 Minutes in Heaven)

Action 

Completed

Four Good Days

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Deb is a distrustful mother who takes in her daughter Molly in the hopes of helping her recover from her struggles with addiction. As the two start to slowly rebuild their relationship, Molly continues to push those boundaries with the ongoing symptoms of withdrawal and her constant threat of relapse. Will their strong bond and love be enough to see them through?

Rodrigo Garcia  (Cannes and Sundance Winner, Albert Nobbs, Things You Can Tell By Just Looking At Her)
Drama
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Come Away

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When the Littleton family lose their eldest son in an unfortunate accident, the family’s two youngest children decide to flee reality and travel deep into their imaginations in order to help save their grief-stricken parents.

 

Brenda Chapman (Academy Award Winner for Brave)
Adventure/Fantasy
Post - Production 

The Courier

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A woman known only as The Courier tries to protect the life of a potential witness who could bring down a notorious crime lord from a rogue CIA agent and his henchmen while trapped inside an underground garage.


 

 

 

 

 

Zackary Adler (American Romance, The Rise of the Krays)
Action
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The Kid

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Billy the Kid crosses paths with two young siblings, whose misfortunes drag them to him,

creating an unlikely bond.

 

 

 


 

Vincent D'Onofrio 
Action/Western
Completed

The Public

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As a bitter Arctic blast strikes Cincinnati, the homeless flee to the city’s public library where they turn the building into an emergency shelter for the night. Tensions rise when the patrons stage an Occupy sit in, resulting in a standoff with police -- and the media eager to criminalize the occupiers in order to boost their ratings.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Emilio Estevez (Bobby, The Way)
Drama

Completed

Papillon

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A contemporary gritty remake of the 1973 classic, Papillon. Originally billed as “the greatest adventure of escape,” the film follows the story Henri “Papillon” Charriere, a petty Parisian criminal who is unjustly convicted of murder in the 1930s.

 

 

Michael Noer (R, Northwest)
Advenure/Drama
Completed