EXCLUSIVE: Following their collaboration on the Aaron Eckhart spy thriller Chief of Station, Bee Holder Productions and Concourse Media are partnering again with filmmaker Jesse V. Johnson for the action-packed political thriller, Raider, which follows a galvanizing Commander in Chief.
Raider tells the story of the first Independent U.S. President in history who wins by a landslide and is sworn into office, but who quickly discovers that the presidency has been controlled by a powerful shadow organization for decades. Principled, unrelenting, and unusually capable, this president resolves to fight back in order to save his family and the country from evil forces. J. Craig Stiles, who also teamed with Bee Holder on Miranda’s Victim, penned the screenplay. Bee Holder Productions will produce and Concourse Media is handling sales and financing.
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Bee Holder CEO Steve Lee Jones says “Our lead is a classy and honorable guy who simply says enough is enough! We are in the process of locking the ideal lead. Jesse is the consummate actor’s director, and he has clearly honed his precision skills. We had such a great experience on Chief of Station, and I can’t wait to see the magic he will bring to this more elevated fare.”
Matthew Shreder, who is executive producing for Concourse added: “Raider harkens both the layered political intrigue of Three Days of the Condor, Air Force One and All the President’s Men, but adds an intensity that we haven’t quite seen before. It’s a real pulse pounder, and there is no one better than Jesse V Johnson to deliver like he just did for us.”
Johnson added “This new U.S. President character is beloved by the nation, so he is a perfect fit. The notion of a new leader that is embraced by the whole country offers a serious dose of wish fulfillment! Really thrilled to be working with Steve and Matt again on this exciting adventure, we are a good team.”
Bee Holder and Concourse have been granted SAG-AFTRA interim agreements for both of their next two collaborations; Raider and Oasis.
Bee Holder’s executive team of Kevin Human & Jeremy Christensen will serve as co-producers.
Johnson, whose directing credits also include Hell Hath No Fury and the Thomas Jane and the John Malkovich action movie One Ranger, is repped by Gersh.
Michael J. Weiss of Concentric Law is handling the project for Bee Holder and Concourse.
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