Writer-director Nika Agiashvili has cast Ron Perlman (‘Sons of Anarchy,’ ‘Hellboy’) and George Finn (‘A Green Story,’ ‘LOL’) in his upcoming criminal action thriller, ‘Savage Mutts,’ with production scheduled to kick off in Los Angeles in January.
Perlman will be playing Terry “Shotgun” Coburn, who after being released from maximum security prison sets out on a path of revenge and rampage through the criminal underworld, as he seeks out a final confrontation with his brother – a dark and powerful crime boss.
The screenplay has been described as being in the vein of Guy Richie’s ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.’
Agiashvili will also serve as producer via his Storyman Pictures banner, along with Energy Independent’s Brooklyn Weaver (‘Out of the Furnace’) and Derrick Eppich.
“Nika is a writer-director whose ex-Soviet Republic Georgian background brings a raw, edgy, darkly comedic sensibility to his characters and storytelling- which talent is clearly reacting to. He fits squarely into the gritty, ‘partners-in-crime’ brand we’ve been cultivating here at Energy… I’m excited to help bring his vision for ‘Savage Mutts’ to life” commented Weaver.