Production on the Robert Rodriguez thriller kicks off this month in Austin
Los Angeles (September 17, 2021) – Solstice Studios today announced that Hala Finley (“We Can Be Heroes,” “Man With A Plan,” “Back Roads”) will join Academy Award winner Ben Affleck and Alice Braga (“Queen of the South,” “City of God”) in the action thriller “Hypnotic.” Directed by Robert Rodriguez, the film is set to start production on Monday, September 27 in Austin, Texas.
“Hypnotic” is a mind-bending action thriller about a detective who becomes entangled in a mystery involving his missing daughter (Finley) and a secret government program – while investigating a string of impossible high-end crimes. The film is written by Rodriguez and Max Borenstein. Rodriguez, Studio 8 CEO Jeff Robinov and his colleagues Guy Danella and John Graham are producing with Solstice.
Finley will next be seen in Anna Gutto’s “Paradise Highway” with Morgan Freeman and Juliette Binoche and “Shelter” alongside Zazie Beetz and Melissa Leo. She is best known for playing Emme Burns on four seasons of “Man With A Plan” on CBS alongside Friends star Matt LeBlanc, as well as film roles on Netflix’s We Can Be Heroes, directed by Robert Rodriguez and “Bobbleheads: The Movie,” also for Netflix.
Finley is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency, Atlas Artists and attorney Stewart Brookman.
About Solstice Studios
Solstice Studios is an independent movie company based in Los Angeles, founded in October 2018. The studio develops, fully finances, produces, sells internationally and distributes feature films in the U.S. on a wide-release basis. The company has a partnership with Ingenious Media.
Solstice’s first film, “Unhinged,” starring Academy Award Winner Russell Crowe was the first new movie back in US theaters last summer.
The Solstice team has a $5 billion production track record; the company’s senior team includes President & CEO Mark Gill, Head of Production Lisa Ellzey, Co-Production Head Guy Botham, Marketing/Strategy Head Vincent Bruzzese, Acquisitions & International Head Crystal Bourbeau, Business & Legal Affairs Head Trey Yasuda, Chief Financial Officer Shaun Williams and Head of US Distribution Shari Hardison.
About Studio 8
Studio 8 is a filmmaker-driven company focused on building long-standing relationships with filmmakers in order to develop, produce and acquire both potential tent poles and prestige pictures. Studio 8 partners with filmmakers and talent to make possible their unique creative vision and deliver that vision to audiences globally. Studio 8 founder and CEO, Jeff Robinov, previously served as an executive at Warner Bros., climbing the ranks to serve as President of Warner Bros. Pictures Group.