“VENOM”

October 5, 2018
Ruben Fleischer

Official Synopsis: Following a scandal, journalist Eddie Brock attempts to revive his career by investigating the Life Foundation, but comes into contact with an alien symbiote that bonds with him, giving him superpowers as long as they share the same body.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott

Screenplay By: Scott Rosenberg
Jeff Pinkner
Kelly Marcel
Will Beall
Based On: “Venom” by David Michelinie
& Todd McFarlane
Cinematography By: Matthew Libatique
Music By: Ludwig Göransson
Edited By: n/a
Production Company: Columbia Pictures
Marvel Entertainment
Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing
Budget: $160 million

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CAST

TOM HARDY
“Eddie Brock / Venom”
Hammersmith, London, England || Age: 40
Years Active: 2001

Character Description: An investigative journalist who becomes the host of an alien symbiote that imbues him with super-human abilities and a horrific alter-ego: “Venom”. The relationship between Brock and the symbiote is a “hybrid” with the two characters sharing a body and having to learn to work together.

Academy Awards
2016 (88th) “The Revenant” (2015) NOMINATED Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Notable Work
“Band Of Brothers”
(2001)
“Inception”
(2010)
“The Dark Knight Rises”
(2012)
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
(2015)

MICHELLE WILLIAMS
“Anne Weying”
Kalispell, Montana || Age: 37
Years Active: 1993

Character Description: A district attorney and Eddie’s girlfriend.

Academy Awards
2006 (78th) “Brokeback Mountain” (2005) NOMINATED Best Actress in a Supporting Role
2011 (83rd) “Blue Valentine” (2010) NOMINATED Best Actress in a Leading Role
2012 (84th) “My Week With Marilyn” (2011) NOMINATED Best Actress in a Leading Role
2017 (89th) “Manchester By The Sea” (2016) NOMINATED Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Notable Work
“Dawson’s Creek”
(1998-2003)
“Dick”
(1999)
“Shutter Island”
(2010)
“All the Money in the World”
(2017)

RIZ AHMED
“Carlton Drake / Riot”
Wembley, London, England || Age: 35
Years Active: 2006

Character Description: A genius inventor and leader of the Life Foundation experimenting on the symbiote. Drake is “trying to envision what the future of life looks like because the human race is almost done” and is “trying to do right by humanity and save the future” when he discovers the symbiote.

Notable Work
“Four Lions”
(2010)
“Nightcrawler”
(2014)
“The Night Of”
(2016)
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
(2016)

JENNY SLATE
Milton, Massachusetts || Age: 36
Years Active: 2005

Character Description: N/A

 

Notable Work
“Obvious Child”
(2014)
“Zootopia”
(2016)
“The Secret Life Of Pets”
(2016)
“Hotel Artemis”
(2018)

WOODY HARRELSON
Midland, Texas || Age: 57
Years Active: 1978

Character Description: Rumored to be cameo-ing as Carnage.

 

Academy Awards
1997 (69th) “The People Vs. Larry Flynt” (1996) NOMINATED Best Actor in a Leading Role
2010 (82nd) “The Messenger” (2009) NOMINATED Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2018 (90th) “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017) NOMINATED Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Notable Work
“Natural Born Killers”
(1994)
“Zombieland”
(2009)
“War for the Planet of the Apes”
(2017)
“Solo: A Star Wars Story”
(2018)

SCOTT HAZE
Dallas Texas || Age: 35
Years Active: 2005

Character Description: N/A

 

Notable Work
“Child Of God”
(2013)
“Midnight Special”
(2016)
“Thank You for Your Service”
(2017)
“Only The Brave”
(2017)


REID SCOTT
“Patrick Mulligan / Toxin”
Albany, New York || Age: 40
Years Active: 2002

Character Description: N/A

Notable Work
“My Boys”
(2006-2010)
“The Big C”
(2010-2011)
“Veep”
(2012-2017)
“Dean”
(2016)


SOPE ALUKO
“Dr. Rosie Collins”
Nigeria || Age: 43
Years Active: 2009

Character Description: N/A

 

Notable Work
“Up In The Air”
(2009)
“Identity Thief”
(2013)
“Pitch Perfect 2”
(2015)
“Black Panther”
(2018)

MICHELLE LEE
“Donna Diego”

Years Active: 2004

Character Description: N/A

 

Notable Work
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”
(2007)
“The Girl from the Naked Eye”
(2012)
“Mortal Kombat: Legacy”
(2013)
“Altered Carbon”
(2018)

SCOTT DECKERT
Years Active: 2009

Character Description: N/A

 

Notable Work
“The Last Ship”
(2015)
“Workaholics”
(2016-2017)
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
(2017)
“The Walking Dead”
(2018)

PRODUCTION

RUBEN FLEISCHER
Director
Washington, D.C. || Age: 43
Years Active: 2000

Notable Work
“Zombieland”
(2009)
“30 Minutes or Less”
(2011)
“Gangster Squad”
(2013)
“Santa Clarita Diet”
(2017)


MATTHEW LIBATIQUE
Cinematographer

Elmhurst, Queens, New York || Age: 50
Years Active: 1991

Academy Awards
2011 (83rd) “Black Swan” (2010) NOMINATED Best Cinematography

Notable Work
“Requiem for a Dream”
(2000)
“Iron Man”
(2008)
“Noah”
(2014)
“mother!”
(2017)

LUDWIG GORANSSON
Composer
Linköping, Sweden || Age: 33
Years Active: 2007

Notable Work
“30 Minutes or Less”
(2011)
“New Girl”
(2011-2018)
“Creed”
(2015)
“Black Panther”
(2018)

SCOTT ROSENBERG
Writer
Needham, Massachusetts || Age: 55
Years Active: 1992

Notable Work
“Con Air”
(1997)
“High Fidelity”
(2000)
“Gone In 60 Seconds”
(2000)
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”
(2017)

JEFF PINKNER
Writer
Baltimore, Maryland  || Age: 52
Years Active: 1996

Notable Work
“Fringe”
(2009 – 2011)
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”
(2014)
“The Dark Tower “
(2017)
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle “
(2017)

KELLY MARCEL
Writer
London, England, United Kingdom || Age: 44
Years Active: 1989

Notable Work
“Terra Nova”
(2011)
“Saving Mr. Banks”
(2013)
“Fifty Shades of Grey”
(2013)
“Cruella”
(2020)

WILL BEALL
Writer
Years Active:

Notable Work
“Castle”
(2009-2011)
“Gangster Squad”
(2013)
“Training Day”
(2017)
“Venom”
(2018)

COLUMBIA PICTURES
Production Company

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MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
Production Company

ALSO UPCOMING
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“The New Mutants” AUGUST 2, 2019

SONY PICTURES
Distributor

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