Variety has brought some exclusive details concerning a new documentary that highlights the stunt professionals who risk their lives on a daily basis to bring us the finest in adrenaline […]
Variety has brought some exclusive details concerning a new documentary that highlights the stunt professionals who risk their lives on a daily basis to bring us the finest in adrenaline pumping entertainment. Titled 2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars, the film highlights the professionals that do the jobs on film sets that are too dangerous for their star counterparts and it also delves into the relationships that both stars and stunt professionals share.
The doc features some of the biggest names in the industry such as James Cameron, Keanu Reeves, Mark Wahlberg And Halle Berry And also includes the top tier in the stunt field including big names like Heidi Moneymaker, Jackson Spidell, Jack Gill, JJ Perry who have doubled for the big names in action films as well as other genres.
Per Variety: “The film explores relationships between actors and stunt performers — a topic at the heart of Quentin Tarantino’s recent “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Joe Mantegna narrates “2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars.”
Jason Strickland helms the doc which was produced by Rootbeer Films in partnership with In The Light Productions. Other big list celebrities who were interviewed for the film include the MCU’s Zoe Saldana, John Wick helmer Chad Stahelski, ThePunisher himself Jon Bernthal, Shemar Moore from S.W.A.T., Joseph Gatt, Mark Dacascos, and Helen Mirren.
Let me just say that it is great that Hollywood’s unsung heroes and heroines are getting the spotlight with this documentary but it doesn’y settle the issue that stunt professionals need to be recognized for the work that they do like receiving a category for Best Stunts at the Oscars and it’s a crying shame to this day that the Academy snubs them every year. Numerous men and women have also lost their lives or have bee seriously injured performing stunts on film and we need to come together as a collective whole to give them their just dos.
“Having produced many action films, it is my great pleasure to showcase the real action stars… the stunt people,” said CEO/President of Rootbeer Films Lenny Shapiro.
There is no relase date info as of yet as the doc was just completed so keep it locked and loaded right here for more to come and lets do our part to get these great entertainers the recognition they deserve!
Check out the video What It Takes To Be A Stunt Person courtesy of Insider on Youtube!