FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN
Framing John DeLorean recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking. Interweaving a treasure trove of archival footage with dramatic vignettes starring Alec Baldwin, Framing John DeLorean is a gripping look at a man who gambled everything in his pursuit of the American Dream.”
Fresh off the heels of selling their films Where’s My Roy Cohn? and Knock Down the House at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Wavelength Productions announces their involvement as producers of the feature documentary Chippendales, directed by award-winning documentarians Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce (HBO’s Believer).
Chippendales tells the true story of the first strip club for women whose rise during the drug, sex and rock-and-roll fueled world of 1980’s Los Angeles left a trail of greed, extortion, jealousy, mob infiltration, and murder. The nightclub arose at the epicenter for the women’s liberation movement and was in part responsible for changing the culture. Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratton, her pimp husband Paul Snider, a newly arrived immigrant from Calcutta named Somen “Steve” Banerjee, and a flamboyant New York choreographer named Nick DeNoia would all play a part in the founding of the nightclub.
The documentary will work in conjunction with the upcoming narrative feature of the same name. Produced by Emmy and Oscar-nominated producer David Permut (Hacksaw Ridge), as well as Red Hour, Bold Films and Sentinel-Pictures, the narrative will star Ben Stiller as Nick DeNoia and Dev Patel as the infamous Steve Banerjee. The doc will follow Permut’s process in making the film, in addition to chronicling the true story that inspired the Hollywood narrative. This behind the scenes look will also feature interviews with key individuals that played a formative role in the nightclub’s success.