James Caan’s legend has not been forgotten by his fans. Caan left behind an entire movie.Fast CharlieBefore his suicide on Wednesday. This thriller was directed and produced by Patriot GamesPhillip Noyce is a filmmaker with Pierce Brosnan as co-stars. Screen Media owns distribution rights Fast Charlie They hope to release it in 2023.
Fast CharlieFilmed in New Orleans, it is based upon the novel Gun Monkeys by Victor Gischler, reports Deadline. Brosnan plays Charlie Swift, a member of Caan’s mob boss Stan. Charlie is determined to get revenge on Stan and his team when Stan is killed by a rival mob boss. Gbenga Akkinagbe and Morena Baccarin star as well.
Richard Wenk (The Magnificent Seven, The EqualizerThe script was written by ). Mitchell Welch and Daniel Grodnick are the producers. Executive producers are Screen Media’s David Fannon, Seth Needle, and Foresight Unlimited’s Tamara Birkemoe and Mark Damon. The financing was handled by UTA Independent Film Group.
Caan didn’t retire and continued acting even after he turned 80. The last movie Caan released before his passing was Queen BeesThe romantic comedy “The Lie” starred Ann-Margaret and Christopher Lloyd as well as Jane Curtin. He also appeared in 2018’s crime drama Out of Blue. He also starred as himself in two movies. JL RanchMovies for the Hallmark Channel, released 2016 and 2020
Caan’s relatives announced his death Thursday. “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6,”The statement was read. “The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”The cause of death wasn’t announced. Caan was 82.
Caan was a star in many classic films over his career, including El Dorado: The Godfather Part II. Rollerball. Thief. Misery. Bottle Rocket. Elf. He played the role of Brian Piccolo in the 1971 football season.Brian’s songAs Gayle Sayers, Billy Dee Williams. Brian’s songThis film is one of the most recognizable made-for TV films in history, and was nominated for both Caan Emmy and Williams Emmy nominations. “Team Mates and friends till the end. RIP Jimmy,” Williams tweetedHere is a photo of Caan.
Caan’s passing prompted many other Hollywood stars to respond, including Caan himself. Godfather Al Pacino, my brother. “Jimmy was my fictional brother and my lifelong friend,”Pacino stated in a statement that Deadline. “It’s hard to believe that he won’t be in the world anymore because he was so alive and daring. A great actor, a brilliant director, and my dear friend. I’m gonna miss him.”