City Killer is a gritty but high octane thriller about the chilling possibility of one American trained agent having the capacity to bring a whole city to its knees in a devastating terror attack - and of him deciding to use that power against his own people. Our heroes are Ben and Eve, a cop and a CIA agent in Los Angeles, who used to be married to each other; and now must fight together to save their city - and their son.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Larry George Pictures LLP
Larry George Pictures LLP (LGP) is owned and jointly run by Georgina Townsley and Larry Chrisfield. After working together for a number of years, they formed the company in 2011 to develop and produce film and TV projects. Their previous works include Diameter of the Bomb, Ochberg's Orphans and Unlocked, a CIA thriller developed with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and currently in post production with Silver Reel Partners AG. LGP is registered with the WGA.
GEORGINA TOWNSLEY grew up in London and started as a runner and worked her way up to producing short films and documentaries. She partnered with Larry Chrisfield to produce 2 hard-hitting documentary features, The Diameter of the Bomb, which was shortlisted for the Grierson Awards, and Ochberg's Orphans, shortlisted for the Academy Awards. The two of them formed Larry George Pictures in 2011 and Georgina raised a development fund for feature projects. This was used to partly fund Unlocked, which will be released in cinemas in May 2017. It is an espionage thriller starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas, John Malkovich, Toni Colette and Orlando Bloom, written by Peter O'Brien and directed by Michael Apted. Georgina co-produced Unlocked with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Erik Howsam.
LARRY CHRISFIELD was a partner in Ernst & Young where he formed its first Entertainment and Media Group and chaired for many years both the UK Group and its European Entertainment Network, which he also initiated.
He was the UK partner responsible for the Time-Warner group's tax affairs from 1975 until he retired from Ernst & Young in 1997 where his clients included Apple Corps (the ex-Beatles company) and the individual ex-Beatles and their respective companies as well as Warner Bros., New Line and HBO. Productions in which he was involved included the Harry Potter series of pictures, Batman, Band of Brothers, The Gathering Storm and many others. He holds (or has held) positions on The British Film Advisory Committee (an arm of the British Film Commission), The British Film Advisory Group (Chair), The Film Council – Tax Group, and the British Screen Advisory Council. He was also Chair of the British Film Commission and the London Film and Video Development Agency.
PRODUCER: Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Lorenzo was born in New York. His father, Mario di Bonaventura, is an international conductor.
In February 1989 Mr. di Bonaventura joined Warner Bros. While at Warner Bros., di Bonaventura was involved in over 130 productions. Amongst his biggest commercial and critical successes were: Falling Down (1993), A Time to Kill (1996), The Matrix (1999), Three Kings (1999), Analyze This (2000), The Perfect Storm (2000), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), and Training Day (2001).
In January 2003 di Bonaventura formed a production company based at Paramount Pictures. di Bonaventura Pictures has produced the box-office hits Transformers, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, all directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf; Shooter, directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Mark Wahlberg; the big screen adaption of the popular comic book, G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra and its sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation; the espionage thriller Salt for Sony Pictures and starring Angelina Jolie; Summit Entertainment’s Red, an espionage thriller based on the graphic novel by Warren Ellis starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren; the sleeper hit The Devil Inside; and Man On A Ledge, starring Sam Worthington.
More recent productions include The Last Stand starring Arnold Schwarzenegger for Lionsgate; Side Effects, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Channing Tatum; Red 2, the sequel to 2010’s Red, starring Bruce Willis; the revival of the Tom Clancy franchise Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, starring Chris Pine; and the fourth installment of the Transformers franchise, Transformers: The Age of Extinction, directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg.
PRODUCER: Erik Howsam
Erik currently Executive Vice President of Production at di Bonaventura Pictures, where he helps oversee all aspects of film development and production.
As a Producer, Howsam’s credits include Unlocked, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas, John Malkovich, Orlando Bloom, and directed by Michael Apted and Kidnap, starring Halle Berry and directed by Luis Prieto. As an Executive Producer, Howsam’s credits include G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, starring Dwayne Johnson and directed by John Chu, The Devil Inside, directed by Brent Bell, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, starring Channing Tatum and directed by Stephen Sommers, Shooter, starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Antoine Fuqua, and John Singleton’s Four Brothers, also starring Wahlberg along with Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin and Garrett Hedlund. He was also closely involved in the development of the blockbuster Transformers, starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox and directed by Michael Bay.
After studying film and graduating from the University of Arizona, Howsam joined CAA as an assistant in the Motion Picture Department and then became assistant to Mike Stenson at Touchstone Pictures. Following Stenson to Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Howsam was promoted to creative executive and then director of development. In that capacity, he was involved with the development and production of Black Hawk Down, which was nominated for four Academy Awards®, and won two. Howsam also worked on such box office hits as National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gone in 60 Seconds and Remember the Titans.