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Big News from Danny Glover

Danny Glover, star of the Lethal Weapon series and numerous other movies, yesterday announced the formation of a new production company: Louverture Films. The new company will focus on films that have “historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity.”

Most interesting and exciting for readers of The Louverture Project is the announcement that:

Glover will direct Louverture’s historic action epic Toussaint, based on the Haitian Revolution (1789-1804) and the life of Toussaint Louverture, a former slave who rallied blacks.

Glover and longtime collaborator, director Jonathan Demme, have reportedly been interested in shooting a film based on the life of Louverture for some time, but have not been able to get the project off the ground. We wish Glover much success and will be watching the new company with keen interest.

Read the full AP article at News24.com.

20 Comments

  1. david craft wrote:

    Wesley Snipes will star in the Toussaint movie.
    Unfortunately, because of the political situation prevaling today in Haiti, the film will be shot in Africa and possibly Brazil. Cuba would have been great, but the US government will not permit
    a US citizen to film there.
    best
    david

    t

    Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 9:03 am | Permalink
  2. Stuart wrote:

    I would have gone with Don Cheadle, but I guess that’s why I’m not making the big bucks.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 6:10 pm | Permalink
  3. Tamura Hedgemond wrote:

    How can I contact Louverture Films.

    Monday, April 25, 2005 at 8:16 am | Permalink
  4. Deborah Kaluzny wrote:

    Good Morning: April 4, 2005

    I have some projects Danny Glover might
    be interested in. I am President of
    “Write2Win Literary Agency” here in Las Vegas. Please contact me if you can provide me with
    an address and phone for: Louverture Films
    in New York.

    Best regards,
    Deborah Kaluzny

    Monday, April 25, 2005 at 10:48 am | Permalink
  5. Stuart wrote:

    Deborah & Tamura—
    I don’t have an address or phone number for Louverture Films yet, but the name of Glover’s L.A. publicist is Arnold Robinson. I’m not sure if this is current, but I found this address online: Mr. Arnold Robinson, Rogers & Cowan/Weber Shandwick, 1888 Century Park East, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90067-1709,
    http://www.rogersandcowan.com/index.html

    Monday, April 25, 2005 at 6:34 pm | Permalink
  6. aaron ariel wrote:

    A great place to films such movies is Costa Rica in the Atlantic side known as Puerto viejo, Limon, Costa Rica with all necessary equipments and capable workforce and at 25% the cost of filming elsewhere.

    Regards.

    Aaron

    Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 12:50 pm | Permalink
  7. brenda wrote:

    Could you please send me a contact number for L’ouverture films. I am writing on behalf of a French speaking comedian who has a project for a film but would like Danny Glover’s help.

    Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 11:30 am | Permalink
  8. The Muse wrote:

    I need to understand why the HELL Westly Snipes is playing Toussaint L’ouverture??? I am pretty unhappy by that choice! A film like this is extremely important. Danny should have gone with an African or West Indian actor. An Unknown. Not only would he have saved some money, but he would have been giving a lesser know actor a chance and the accent would have been far more authentic to an 18th Century black ex-slave. Who knows, perhaps the studio wasn’t feeling the gamlbe involved with hiring an unknown…

    Anyway. I ain’t the one makin’ the film!

    Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 10:34 am | Permalink
  9. One Man Army wrote:

    I heard about this movie a couple of years ago. What year is it going to play. And about W. Snipes he’s a great actor, and will do well, but I originally thougt Danny G. was going to play Toussaint, “The Gilded African.” I really hope that some of the movie is filmed in Haiti.

    Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 10:37 am | Permalink
  10. One Man Army wrote:

    I’m a fan of Toussaint, Mr. Glover, and Mr. Snipes. I’ve done extensive research on Haiti and Mr. Louverture himself; I would love to work with Mr. Glover on this movie. I’m a young writer and a recent college graduate. If anyone of importance would have any idea how I can reach Mr. Danny Glover please email me.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 8:43 am | Permalink
  11. Stuart wrote:

    One Man Army – I just wrote a post—http://www.thelouvertureproject.org/archives/2005/10/contacting_louv.php—with some general thoughts about how to approach and make contact with firms like Louverture Films. You may find that interesting. Also, check out this contact page for the company: http://www.louverturefilms.com/ss/contact

    Don’t know where you’re located, but if it’s in New York, you might try asking anyone you know whether they know someone who knows someone who works for the company. Also, the FAQ page on the Louverture Films site offers some more ideas. Good luck!

    Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 11:11 am | Permalink
  12. thabo wrote:

    i would love to get in contact with these great people as i am a young producer from S.AFRIKHA and plan on making film that will bridge the walls that grows so rarapidly amougst AFRIKHANS across the globe.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 7:13 am | Permalink
  13. Ralph Hawkins wrote:

    Simply… I’m an art dealer and I have a fantastic almost-life size Louverture at my gallery. If you e-mail me I will gladly send you a Jpg, the paintings measurements and the price

    Friday, July 6, 2007 at 12:56 am | Permalink
  14. chill wrote:

    Mr glover, it would be interresting to make a movie about “Alexandre Dumas” who was a great Haitian General in the French Army. He was as good as Napoleon,
    Toussaint etc…

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 8:10 pm | Permalink
  15. S. Caricia wrote:

    Hello

    I am a Hatian American women who has been trying to find a way to work on a production based on haiti. I have been paying my dues herre to find work in production but I would love to work on anything that has to do with the freedom of my mothers homeland

    Please let me know how I can get involved or if I can

    Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11:16 pm | Permalink
  16. MJ wrote:

    I would love to reach Mr Glover regarding a school of justice that takes great pride in Toussaint L’Ouverture, the students varies rm African American, Caucasian, Asian and indeed Haitians this will encourage the children if Mr Glover can make an appearance equally assist with his films, anyone with connection please email me or forward my email and address and cell number 561-350-7102

    Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 7:44 am | Permalink
  17. This movie will be a perfect one espacially for haitian but,Mr Glover ,and Mr Snipes should use an haitian beteen the actors,and use haitian paintings like:Lucson guerrier,Pierre augustin,apierre austin,Pylou and so on….

    regads!

    Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 10:27 am | Permalink
  18. Rosetta West wrote:

    You should have filmed in The Commonwealth of Dominica. There seems to be more Toussaints per square mile in Pointe Michel there compared to any other island. My mother is a Toussaint and we are very proud of the heritage.

    Monday, August 17, 2009 at 9:50 am | Permalink
  19. TWF wrote:

    You can see a clip of Toussaint’s last moments in prison from the new short film “The Last Days of Toussaint L’Ouverture” at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2468184/ This short film is the basis for a new feature (not with Danny Glover) that is in development.

    Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Permalink
  20. Litz Regis wrote:

    Toussaint was the First slave in Saint-Domigue deported and puted in jail au fort de jou in France. I definitly offer myself to Danny Glover just to play a role in the movie.Please contact me, as Haitian I would be more than happy to be part of this historic project. I living in Florida my address is 3600 NW 36st Lauderdale Lakes, Fl. 33309 Please contact me….. Thank you,

    Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

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