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John Leguizamo, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Perez, Bobby Cannavale, RZA and Meagan Good will star in the Los Angeles-set indie "The Take." Ithaka Films is producing, and Hatchet Films is financing. Music video helmer Brad Furman will make his feature directorial debut on the film, which was written by Josh and Jonas Pate (creators of NBC series "Surface").
"Take" revolves around an armored-truck driver (Leguizamo) who is shot during a heist in East Los Angeles and chronicles the lengths he goes to after rehabilitation to track down the criminal (Gibson) who shattered his life. The low-budget film will be shot guerilla-style without sets in predominantly Latino neighborhoods. Shooting is set to begin in September. Perez will play the wife of Leguizamos character, while Cannavale will play an FBI agent. Newcomer Astrelle Johnquest rounds out the cast. Ithakas Braxton Pope and Andrew Weiner are producing, while Matthew Hatchette is executive producer.