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Profile:John Thompson/Producer/Expendables Trilogy/Survivor/London Has Fallen

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JOHN THOMPSON grew up in Rome where his fine body of work in the Italian film industry throughout the 1980s and 90s includes Franco Zeffirelli's Otello (two Oscar® nominations, Cannes Official Selection, American Critics Award); Claude D'Anna's Salome (Cannes Official Selection); Lina Wertmuller's Camorra (four Donatello Awards, Berlin Film Fest official entry); Liliana Cavani's Berlin Interior (Donatello Award, Berlin Film Festival official selection); Paul Schrader's The Comfort of Strangers (Cannes Official Selection) and Giuseppe Tornatore's Everybody's Fine (Cannes Official Selection). Thompson returned to Los Angeles to helm production for Millennium Films in 1998. Films he has produced or co-produced for Millennium include American Perfekt written and directed by Paul Chart (Cannes Official Selection); Susanna Styron's Shadrach (Venice Official Selection); Some Girl  from Rory Kelly (Best Director Award, LA Independent Film Festival); Audrey Wells' Guinevere; George Hickenlooper's Big Brass Ring, as well as Prozac Nation, Nobody's Baby, The Replicant, Try Seventeen, Undisputed and other successful productions.
Continuing as Millennium Film’s Head of Production, Thompson has gone on to produce 16 Blocks, Wicker Man,The Mechanic, The Expendables Trilogy, Brooklyn's Finest, Righteous Kill, Rambo IV and box-office hit Olympus Has Fallen.  Films slated for production are: the highly anticipated sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, starring the original cast of Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell and Finley Jacobsen; the equally lethal female expansion of The Expendables mercenaries, ExpendaBelles, Mechanic 2 starring Jason Statham; and My Owner’s Wedding, the romantic comedy starring Jessica Biel.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film