Red Granite Pictures
Red Granite Pictures is an American film finance, development, production, and distribution company, co-founded by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland in 2010.
Aziz is Chairman, while McFarland serves as Vice-Chairman; together they also serve as producing partners. Randy Hermann serves as CFO, David Boyle serves as Business Affairs and Production Legal, David Koplan serves as President of Production, while Danny Dimbort and Christian Mercuri serve as co-Presidents of the distribution arm; Red Granite International. To date, Red Granite Pictures slate of films have brought in more than $835 million in worldwide box office revenue.
Red Granite Pictures made its debut with Friends with Kids, a romantic comedy written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt. Friends with Kids stars Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, and Megan Fox. Following Friends with Kids, Red Granite Pictures executive-produced and handled foreign distribution for the dramatic thriller Out of the Furnace, directed by Scott Cooper and starring Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker and Casey Affleck. Out of the Furnace was released on December 6, 2013 by Relativity Media.
Red Granite Pictures next released the highly anticipated film The Wolf of Wall Street on December 25, 2013. The Wolf of Wall Street was directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Favreau and Rob Reiner. The Wolf of Wall Street is based on the memoir of the same name by former stock-broker Jordan Belfort. The Wolf of Wall Street has achieved tremendous box office success and critical acclaim, including a Golden Globe win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy for Leonardo DiCaprio and five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Terence Winter).
Following The Wolf of Wall Street, Red Granite Pictures produced Horns and Dumb and Dumber To. Horns, a supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Heather Graham and directed by Alexandre Aja, is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Joe Hill. Horns was released on October 31, 2014 by Dimension-RADiUS. Dumb and Dumber To is an American buddy comedy film co-written and directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. It is a sequel to the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber. The film stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle and Kathleen Turner. Dumb and Dumber To was released on November 14, 2014 by Universal Pictures and opened number one at the box office.
Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures in association with Gary Sanchez Productions released the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy's Home (film) on December 25, 2015. Red Granite Pictures co-produced and co-financed the film, which Paramount Pictures distributed worldwide. Daddy's Home opened number two at the box office, becoming Red Granite's highest grossing opening weekend and its highest grossing domestic film.
Red Granite's latest film is Papillon, a re-imagining of the 1973 classic, directed by Michael Noer, starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek. Papillon completed principal photography in December 2016 and is positioned for release in 2017.