I can reveal that Christoph Waltz and Lily Collins will star with Bill Skarsgard in Gilded Rage, a dramatic thriller about the real-life murder of a Manhattan hedge fund manager.
Charlie McDowell (The Discovery, The One I Love) is directing. XYZ Films is financing and producing the film with Riva Marker and Jake Gyllenhaal under their banner Nine Stories, Jeremy Steckler, and Conde Nast Entertainment, with Hunter Ryan and David Ryan exec producing.
XYZ is also handling world sales and co-repping domestic with ICM Partners and Endeavor Content. The project will be introduced to buyers at next week’s American Film Market. Shoot is set for spring 2020.
The script was written by McDowell and Justin Lader based on the Vanity Fair article Gilded Rage by Benjamin Wallace that was published in 2015. E. Max Frye penned a previous draft. Story is inspired by events surrounding the murder of Manhattan hedge fund magnate Thomas Gilbert Sr. by his son Tommy, which rattled New York high society. The brutal crime received nationwide attention in the news and Tommy Gilbert recently received 30 years-to-life in prison for the murder.