SOURCE: Verdi Productions

August 31, 2011 09:02 ET

Producer Chad A. Verdi Teams With CMG for International Sales on 'Loosies'

EAST GREENWICH, RI--(Marketwire - Aug 31, 2011) - Beverly Hills-based international sales company Cinema Management Group (CMG) and Rhode Island Producer Chad A. Verdi, through his company Verdi Productions, announced today that CMG will be selling actor/writer/producer Peter Facinelli's Manhattan-set thriller / romantic drama, Loosies, next month in Toronto. CMG will be screening the film in a special venue for buyers near the Festival. The deal between CMG and Verdi Productions was brokered by UTA's Bec Smith over the summer.

Directed by Michael Corrente (American Buffalo, Brooklyn Rules), Loosies stars Facinelli (Twilight, Nurse Jackie, The Scorpion King), Jaimie Alexander (Thor, Rest Stop, Hallowed Ground), Vincent Gallo (Buffalo '66, The Brown Bunny, Tetro), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2) and Joe Pantoliano (Memento, The Matrix, The Fugitive). Facinelli is the screenwriter and a producer on the film (through his shingle Facinelli Films), alongside producers Chad A. Verdi, Noah Kraft, and Glenn Ciano. Original soundtrack is composed and performed by American Idol alumni Paul McDonald with an original score by Chad Fischer (Garden State).

In Loosies, Bobby (Facinelli) is a NYC pickpocket passing as a Wall Street Stockbroker who roams the city looking for marks. He tempts fate with the long arm of the law by lifting the badge of a NYC Detective (Michael Madsen) much to the annoyance of his viciously manipulative fence (Vincent Gallo). While playing this dangerous game of cat and mouse, Bobby runs into an even bigger challenge: a recent one-night-stand with a girl named Lucy (Jaimie Alexander). Three months after their passionate night, Bobby must face reality when Lucy informs him she's pregnant, and the baby is his. Suddenly, two different worlds collide, forcing Bobby to reevaluate a lifetime of missteps. In a city where he once got by by being invisible, Bobby is now very much exposed.

"In the vein of Sidney Lumet and Martin Scorsese, Loosies has that gritty big city feel as a backdrop to the intersecting lives of several fascinating screen characters," said Edward Noeltner, CMG President. "Bobby, played brilliantly by Peter Facinelli, is the quintessential honorable criminal of the 21st Century."

Said producer Chad A. Verdi, "We put a lot of heart, soul and money into making Loosies a top notch theatrical feature and we are delighted to be working with the team at CMG who share our passion and vision for this film."

Verdi, his wife Michelle (Head of Music and Talent for Verdi Productions) and Kraft will be at TIFF this year to show Loosies and to take meetings on future projects for the company. "We are very excited to be bringing the film to Toronto," said Mrs. Verdi. "It's a great opportunity for the company and we couldn't have asked for a better start for us in the film industry!"

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