After working as a Producer, Director and Stuntman for Warner Brothers Television for more than eight years, James Bamford is tackling his first feature film with JADE from writers Glenn Ennis and Lynn Colliar. Bamford has more than 150 stunt credits to his name including with the CW’s mega-successful “Berlantiverse” shows as well as films like Blade Trinity, Watchmen, 2012, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and iconic TV/film franchise The X-Files (as David Duchovny’s Stunt Double). As a director, he’s helmed episodes of “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” “Batwoman” and “Superman & Lois.”
Signed to star in Jade are Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke (Sin City, The Expendables, The Wrester) and Mark Dacascos (John Wick 3, Crying Freeman, Brotherhood of the Wolf) and Shaina West. West is a respected stunt person, martial artist and influencer, who will make her big-screen debut this July in Marvel’s Black Widow, as an assassin opposite Scarlett Johannsson.
More cast announcements are yet to come.
After her brother’s untimely and accidental death at her own hands, Jade (West) swore she’d never pick up another gun. But when she unknowingly comes between powerful businessman “Tork” (Rourke) and her former gang leader (Marcus Vincios Maciel, “Arrow,” “iZombie”) in their urgent search for a valuable hard drive that could single-handedly take down Interpol, she may not have a choice. Jade’s incredible skills are tested as she must run, climb, hide, fight and do whatever it takes to protect not only herself, and the precious cargo she carries, but also her brother’s ex-girlfriend, Layla who is carrying something precious of her own, Jade’s unborn nephew. With the guidance of an old friend at Interpol, Reese (Dacascos), Jade must come to terms with all she’s faced in the past and present to defeat insurmountable odds and clear a path to her growing family’s future.
Production is set in Albuquerque, New Mexico with Tetrad Studios; Roy Scott MacFarland and Sam Levine producing. Sophie Barry is the Associate Producer. Bamford, Kimberly Hines and Alex Toumayan are the Executive Producers. Hong Kong, Paris, and Los Angeles based sales agent All Rights Entertainment is handling international sales. Bamford is repped by Gersh. Rourke is represented by Kimberly Hines at Framework Entertainment and Barry McPherson, APA. Dacascos is with Mary Putnam-Green of MPG Management and Todd Maginn from Global Artists Agency. West is repped by Paul Byram, Paul Byram Associates.
Jade is planned for release in Q4 of 2021 or Q1 of 2022.