Deadline has reached out to the Rust producer’s reps for comment. We will update the story should they return calls.
Smith’s company Thomasville Pictures, which he co-owns with Allen Cheney, another Rust producer, will co-back Sam & Kate which is scheduled to start production in mid-February in Thomasville, Ga. Reportedly Smith will serve as EP on the film, but not be involved in physical production. Another source tells Deadline this morning that Smith is investing an estimated $900K into Sam & Kate.
Endeavor Content is also handling domestic financing with Volition Media Partners producing, and Bankside Films handling foreign sales.
Variety reports that