*Billie Woodruff is set to direct comedy “Rollin’ Thunder” with Nick Cannon and Nelly as co-producers. It’s the first collaboration between Republic Records, and independent film and television studio IM Global.
“Rollin’ Thunder” focuses on an ex-bowling-champ-turned-ex-con who enters a bowling tournament in order to make amends with a local tycoon and his estranged teenage daughter. Production will begin in Atlanta this summer, according to Indiewire.
“The evolution of Republic’s recent success has led us into this partnership with one of Hollywood’s most prolific companies, IM Global,” said Republic founder/CEO Monte Lipman.
“We have found incredible partners in Stuart and David, and collectively look forward to establishing a new paradigm for our respective businesses,” Lipman added. “With Nelly’s inspired ‘Rollin’ Thunder’ as our first project, I couldn’t be more excited about launching this venture together.”
“This strategic partnership brings together exceptional talents in film and exceptional talents in music to create a unique and exciting platform,”said David Schulhof, IM Global Music President.
“We look forward to working with Republic and all of their talented artists to develop, create and distribute some very exciting films,” Schulhof added.