Cross Creek Pictures is an independent film production and finance company formed by the Thompson family, private business investors out of Louisiana and Brian Oliver. The company, with offices in Los Angeles, Houston, and New Orleans will produce and co-finance three to five motion pictures per year with budgets ranging from $5 million to $60 million.
Cross Creek Pictures' goal is to develop, finance and produce a strong slate of feature films with a broad market appeal. The goal is to provide filmmakers with the opportunity to partner with capital creating a company where creative and financial decisions are made in a symbiotic manner. Cross Creek Pictures' first production, Darren Aronofsky's BLACK SWAN, grossed approximately $330 million worldwide and received five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and a win for Best Actress, Natalie Portman. The company premiered George Clooney's THE IDES OF MARCH at 2011's Venice Film Festival, which was released by Sony Pictures. Cross Creek also produced and co-financed THE WOMAN IN BLACK starring Daniel Radcliffe, a 2012 release by CBS Films that has grossed more than $130 million worldwide. Recently completing principal photography is Ron Howard's RUSH, the story of Formula One driver James Hunt, which stars Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde and will be released in 2013 by Universal Pictures. RUSH will be the first film released under a three-year deal with Universal Pictures to distribute at least six pictures produced and funded by Cross Creek.
In 2013, Cross Creek Pictures will begin production on THE CREED OF VIOLENCE, written and directed by Academy Award-nominee Todd Field, and A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, written and directed by Scott Frank based on the series of Matthew Scudder novels by Lawrence Block. Starring as Scudder will be Liam Neeson.
Cross Creek Pictures is closely involved in all aspects of filmmaking from development through distribution and has a diverse development slate of over 20 projects, including BLACK MASS, which Russell Gerwitz is adapting from a book of the same title and tells the true story of the Boston Irish mob led by James "Whitey" Bulger, the comedy BATHING SUITS, written by Buck Henry, MCQUEEN, a Steve McQueen biopic written by James Gray and starring Jeremy Renner, and the crime drama DELIVERING GEN, written by Kurt Sutter.