James McTeigue Signs With Gersh (EXCLUSIVE)

Director James McTeigue has signed with Gersh for representation in all areas.

McTeigue is the filmmaker behind several major features and series, including his 2005 directorial feature debut “V for Vendetta,” the cult favorite dystopian comic book adaptation starring Natalie Portman, John Hurt and Hugo Weaving. He followed that film with the 2009 martial arts film “Ninja Assassin,” led by Korean star Rain. His other films include the Edgar Allan Poe detective thriller “The Raven,” starring John Cusack, Luke Evans and Brendan Gleeson, as well as “Survivor,” starring Milla Jovovich and Pierce Brosnan.

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More recently, McTeigue produced the 2021 sci-fi revival “The Matrix Resurrections” and the commercially successful Gabrielle Union thriller “Breaking In,” which he also directed. His TV directorial credits include episodes across two seasons of “Sense8,” the political thriller “Messiah” and the historical series “Marco Polo.” McTeigue has also directed commercials for Heineken, Samsung, Powerade, Rexona, Deutsche Bank and Guild Wars 2, amongst several other brands.

Next up, McTeigue is set to direct and produce the dark and twisted Black List script “The Midnight Pool,” written by Jonathan Easley and produced by Traction’s Jason Tamasco and Zak Kristofek. Gramercy Park will finance and co-produce. The upcoming feature follows an investigative journalist who infiltrates a secret society hunting for answers that led to his wife’s death.

In addition to Gersh, McTeigue is represented by Mason Eways and Scott Greenberg of LBI Entertainment and attorneys Alan Wertheimer and Andy Galker of Jackoway, Austen, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Mandelbaum, Morris, Bernstein, Trattner, Auerbach, Hynick, Jaime, LeVine, Sample & Klein.

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