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VARIETY: Film News Roundup: Mickey Rourke’s ‘Adverse’ Opens Fantasporto Festival

In today’s film news roundup, a Mickey Rourke crime drama will premiere in Portugal.


The world premiere of Mickey Rourke’s crime drama “Adverse” will take place on Feb. 28 as the opening film of the 40th Fantasporto Oporto Film Festival in Portugal — the country’s largest film festival.

Rourke stars as an underworld boss who hires a rideshare driver, porotrayed by Thomas Nicholas, whose younger sister is in debt to a dangerous crime syndicate. “Adverse” also stars Penelope Ann Miller, Lou Diamond Phillips, Sean Astin and Kelly Arjen.

“Adverse” is directed by Brian A. Metcalf from his own script. The film is produced by Metcalf, Nicholas, Arjen and executive produced by Scott Katzman, Lise Romanoff, Sergio Rizzuto and Ben Chan. The film is a Black Jellybeans Production in association with Red Compass Media, Inc. and Vision Films as its worldwide sales agent.


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