This Is Happening star James Wolk joins George Clooney’s directional, ‘The Boys In The Boat’ for MGM.
Another name added to George Clooney‘s directorial feature This Is Happening star James Wolk joins Callum Turner, Joel Egerton, Sam Strike, Luke Slattery, Jack Mulhern, Courtney Henggeler, Tom Varey, Thomas Elms, Bruce Herbelin-Earle, Hadley Robinson and Wil Coban in ‘The Boys In The Boat’ for MGM.
The story of George Clooney’s film will be inspired by New York Times best-selling book, ‘The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics‘, by Daniel James Brown. ‘The Boys In The Boat‘ was published on June 4, 2013. The story of the film illuminates the event when the men’s rowing of the University of Washington won gold by registering their name in history. In this context, American teams surprised the whole world by defeating Italy and Germany with a narrow margin.
James Wolk will play Bolles, the coach of the visiting team in Berlin Olympics 1936. George Clooney is directing the film as well as producing it under his production banner Smoke House Pictures with his partner Grant Heslov. Spyglass Entertainment is serving as executive producer. Mark L. Smith wrote the script for George Clooney’s The Boys In The Boat. Mark L. Smith has previously written the script for Leonardo DiCaprio‘s The Revenant, Overlord ( 2018 ). He has also written the script for Daisy Ridley’The Marsh King’s Daughter’. MGM will release film worldwide.
James Wolk’s last release was 2016’s Mercy, written and directed by Chris Sparling. Although the actor has been more active in TV after 2016, like HBO‘s Watchmen and Harley Quinn. But, He played lead role in drama tv series, Ordinary Joe. Though, Ordinary Joe was recently cancelled by NBC.
James Wolk will next seen in Spinning Gold which is being written and directed by Timothy Scott Bogart.