AGBO

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AGBO
Privately held company
IndustryMotion pictures
television
Founded2016; 4 years ago (2016)
FounderThe Russo Brothers
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California
Key people
The Russo Brothers (Co-Executive Chairmen)
Mike Larocca (Vice Chairman)
Todd Makurath (Vice Chairman)
Jason Bergsman (CEO)
Nicholas Anglewicz (Chief Operating Officer)
Angela Otstot (President of Creative)
Jake Aust (President of Physical Production)
Number of employees
41
WebsiteAGBO

AGBO is an American film and television production company led by the Russo Brothers. Under its AGBO division, the company is responsible for the television show Deadly Class and Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy alongside the feature-length films 21 Bridges and Cherry.

History[edit]

In March 27, 2015, The Russo brothers formed AGBO Studios and hired Mike Larocca as president of production.[1] In November 2015, it was announced that the Russo brothers will co-produce Deadly Class with creator Rick Remender for Syfy.[2] In March 27, 2018, AGBO Studios partnered with Darren Lynn Bousman’s Tension Experience to develop “immersive theaters,” virtual reality exhibitions and escape rooms.[3] In June 7, 2018, AGBO Studios closed its first overall TV deal with Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg’s production company Midnight Radio, one of the shows is “Citadel.”[4][5] In August 24, 2018, the Russo brothers optioned and will direct Cherry for Netflix.[6][7] On August 30, 2018, it was announced that AGBO will co-produce Brian Kirk's ‘17 Bridges’ for STX and will premiere on July 17, 2019,[8] until July 2019, the film was retitled 21 Bridges and moved to November 22, 2019.[9] On August 31, 2018, it was announced that Sam Hargrave would direct Dhaka from a screenplay by Joe Russo and Chris Hemsworth was set to star in the film,[10] which was changed to Out of the Fire, before the film's final title was revealed to be Extraction on February 18, 2020.[11] On February 15, 2019, AGBO produced the recently released docu-series Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy for Netflix.[12] On March 10, 2020, the AGBO produced film Relic was acquired by IFC Midnight.[13]

Projects in development[edit]

In May 2016, The Russos will produce the Michael B. Jordan-led The Thomas Crown Affair remake for MGM and other remakes.[14][15] In June 2018, AGBO optioned the film adaptation of Alex North’s novel The Whisper Man, with Mike Larocca and Malcolm Gray producing through AGBO.[16] In August 3, 2018, AGBO will produce John Brancato’s script The Last Neanderthal with Terry Notary set to make his directorial debut with this film.[17] On August 30, 2018 Anthony and Joe Russo set to produce Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert sci-fi action film Everything Everywhere All at Once[18] with A24 as the distributor.[19] In March 20, 2019, AGBO acquired JJ Braider’s script All Fun And Games.[20] On May 17, 2019, AGBO will co-produce the Chris Hemsworth-Tiffany Haddish crime comedy Down Under Cover, while Paramount Pictures will distribute and production began in February 2020.[21] In June 2019, AGBO will produce a Magic: The Gathering animated series for Netflix,[22] and potentially a live-action spinoff.[23] In May 2016, AGBO will produce a film focused on the Crowne Analytica scandal with David Gordon Green in talks to direct and Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely writing the screenplay with Christopher Wylie as the lead character,[24] and on May 5, 2020, Matt Shakman replaced Gordon Green as director.[25] In July 19, 2019, AGBO will produce an American adaptation of Battle of the Planets and Amazon Prime Video’s television series based on Grimjack.[26] The Russos will also produce a live-action remake of Disney's Hercules.[27]

Productions[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Director Budget Gross Notes
2018 Assassination Nation Sam Levinson $7,000,000 $2,005,142 Distribution only; co-distributed with Neon and Refinery29[28]
2019 21 Bridges Brian Kirk $33,000,000 $49,439,757
2020 Extraction Sam Hargrave $65,000,000 N/A
Relic[13] Natalie Erika James N/A N/A
TBA Cherry Russo brothers N/A N/A
Battle of the Planets[26] N/A N/A N/A
The Thomas Crown Affair[15] N/A
Everything Everywhere All at Once Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert N/A N/A
The Last Neanderthal[17] Terry Notary
All Fun and Games[20] N/A
Untitled Cambridge Analytica scandal film[24] Matt Shakman[25]
The Whisper Man[16] N/A
Down Under Cover[21] N/A
Hercules[27] N/A Alongside Walt Disney Pictures

Television series[edit]

Year Title Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes
2019 Deadly Class Rick Remender
Miles Orion Feldsott
Syfy
Universal Cable Productions
Sony Pictures Television
Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy Larry Charles Netflix
TBA Grimjack[26] Kevin Murphy Prime Video
Mastermind[29] Krysty Wilson-Cairns Prime Video
26 Keys
Skybound Entertainment
Citadel[5] Raj Nidimoru/Krishna D.K. Prime Video
Midnight Radio
Magic: The Gathering animated series[22] Henry Gilroy/Jose Molina Netflix
Magic: The Gathering live-action series[23] N/A Netflix

References[edit]

  1. ^ McNary, Dave (March 27, 2015). "Russo Brothers Hire Mike Larocca as President of Production Company". Variety. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 9, 2017). "'Deadly Class': Syfy Sets Full Cast For Comic-Based Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (March 27, 2018). "Russo Brothers Find New AGBO Storytelling Front: Interactive Venture With 'Saw II's Darren Lynn Bousman". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 7, 2018). "Midnight Radio Inks Overall Deal With Joe & Anthony Russo's AGBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (January 14, 2020). "Priyanka Chopra, Richard Madden to Star in Russo Brothers' Spy Series 'Citadel'". Collider. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (August 24, 2018). "AGBO Nearing $1M 'Cherry' Book Deal; 'Avengers: Infinity War's Russo Bros Eye Directing". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  7. ^ Fisher, Jacob (September 16, 2019). "Netflix In Early Talks For Distribution Rights For Russo Brothers' 'Cherry' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 30, 2018). "Chadwick Boseman Action Thriller '17 Bridges' From Russo Brothers & STX Targets Summer 2019 Release". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  9. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (March 15, 2017). "Chadwick Boseman-Starrer '21 Bridges' Moves To November 22 Opening Date". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  10. ^ "Busy AGBO Sets India Kidnap Drama 'Dhaka' At Netflix: Chris Hemsworth Stars & Sam Hargrave Helms Joe Russo Script". Deadline Hollywood. August 30, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  11. ^ "Chris Hemsworth Gets "Re-Energized" in First Images from Netflix's 'Extraction'". Collider. February 18, 2020. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  12. ^ Grow, Kory (February 11, 2019). "See 'Seinfeld' Writer Search for Comedy in Unlikely Places". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  13. ^ a b Welk, Brian (March 10, 2020). "Emily Mortimer Sundance Horror Film 'Relic' Nabbed by IFC Midnight". The Wrap. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  14. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (May 12, 2016). "'Captain America' Helmers Joseph & Anthony Russo Join Michael B. Jordan To Produce New 'Thomas Crown Affair'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  15. ^ a b Fleming Jr., Mike (April 9, 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame' Helmers Joe & Anthony Russo's AGBO To Godfather Remakes Of MGM Library Title IP". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  16. ^ a b Kay, Jeremy (June 25, 2018). "Anthony and Joe Russo's AGBO options 'The Whisper Man' (exclusive)". ScreenDaily. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  17. ^ a b Fleming Jr., Mike (August 3, 2018). "Russo Bros AGBO Buys John Brancato Prehistoric Pitch 'The Last Neanderthal' For Terry Notary To Direct". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  18. ^ Galuppo, Mia (August 30, 2018). "Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina in Talks for Film From 'Swiss Army Man' Directors". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  19. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (January 22, 2020). "A24 Reunites With 'Swiss Army Man' Directors; Finance & Distribute AGBO's 'Everything Everywhere All At Once'". Deadline. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  20. ^ a b Fleming Jr., Mike (March 20, 2019). "AGBO Wins JJ Braider Thriller Spec 'All Fun And Games'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  21. ^ a b Fleming Jr., Mike (May 17, 2019). "Paramount Wins World On Hot Cannes Package 'Down Under Cover' With Chris Hemsworth & Tiffany Haddish". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  22. ^ a b Boucher, Geoff (June 3, 2019). "'Magic The Gathering': Russo Brothers & Netflix Conjure Up Animated Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  23. ^ a b Ramos, Dino-Ray (June 19, 2019). "Russo Brothers Say Animated 'Magic: The Gathering' Might Spinoff Into Live Action Series – Comic-Con". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  24. ^ a b Fleming Jr., Mike (July 16, 2019). "AGBO, David Gordon Green Plot Film On Cambridge Analytica Mastermind Christopher Wylie; Script By Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  25. ^ a b Snieder, Jeff (May 5, 2020). "Exclusive: Matt Shakman in Talks to Direct Russo Brothers' Cambridge Analytica Movie". Collider. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  26. ^ a b c D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 19, 2019). "Russo Brothers' AGBO Studios Developing 'Grimjack Comics' & Japanese Anime 'Battle Of The Planets' – Comic-Con". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  27. ^ a b 'Hercules' Live-Action Remake in the Works From Disney, 'Shang-Chi' Writer (Exclusive) The Hollywood Reporter, April 30, 2020.
  28. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (January 23, 2018). "Huge Deal! NEON Teams With Russo Bros-Led AGBO In $10M+ Deal For 'Assassination Nation'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  29. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 23, 2019). "'Mastermind' Crime Drama Produced By Noah Hawley, Russo Brothers & Skybound In Works At Amazon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.

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