Actors Cast in Mallick's Mainstream 'Middle Men'

Tod Hunter
PHOENIX — Mainstream trade paper Variety is reporting that Luke Wilson and Giovanni Ribisi have been cast in "Middle Men," a new film about the beginning of the adult Internet industry that starts shooting Oct. 20.

The film is being produced by ePassporte owner Christopher Mallick's mainstream production company, Oxymoron Entertainment, as XBIZ reported earlier this year.

Press information about "Middle Men" says it "centers on a straight-and-narrow businessman who builds the first online billing company dealing exclusively with adult entertainment and finds himself in the middle of a whirlwind filled with starlets, con men, Russian mobsters, federal agents and international terrorists — all while trying to hold on to his marriage and family."

Mallick will share producer credit with William Sherak and Jason Shuman. The film will be directed by George Gallo, his first directing assignment, from a script he wrote with Andy Weiss. Gallo has written "Midnight Run" and "Bad Boys 2."