NFL quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints has become partners in Argent Pictures, the Los Angeles-based film production and financing outfit founded by Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens and Ben Renzo.
Brees, along with NBA all-star guard Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs, retired NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks, and retired NBA all-star Michael Finley, have all been producing films over the last few years, collaborating with Argent Pictures on single-picture projects. Argent Pictures is known for working on films like American Made, starring Tom Cruise, Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation, Hacksaw Ridge and Chasing Coral for Netflix.
Upcoming movie collaborations include the action/thriller Nomis, starring Alexandra Daddario, Henry Cavill and Ben Kingsley; Rob Reiner’s drama Shock & Awe, starring Jessica Biel and Woody Harrelson; the next two installments of Sylvester Stallone’s Escape Plan franchise; and First To Do It – a documentary about the first African American professional basketball player, Earl Lloyd.
The all-star quartet have come onboard as active producers to film projects currently on Argent Pictures’ development slate. Argent will continue to develop/finance/produce anywhere from three to six projects a year.
Brees stated, “For me, being in the film business is about being able to tell stories and having a viable vehicle to do so. We are all inspired by stories with motivating messages yet are highly entertaining. Within Argent, we have by design, an expansive and efficient network through which we can identify and pursue the best projects and material and collaborate with any filmmakers around the globe to build a diverse slate. I am thrilled to be a part of the Argent family."