Crime - Development 2012

In a violent maximum security prison, psychologist Isaiah Green must penetrate
the heart of an uncooperative death row inmate, who holds the secret to quelling
and impending riot and unmasking the whereabouts of one hundred and forth two
million dollars, never recovered from a bank heist.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Crime
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lance LARSON
    • Writer(s)
    • David ELLIOT
    • Producer(s)
    • Dominic CANCILLA (Fat Lady Sings, LLC), John CAMERON
    • Synopsis
    • A taught, action-thriller that balances its hard urban edge, breath-taking, bone-breaking
      action sequences with atypically thoughtful, soulful and complex characters, Invisible
      begins with what promises to be one of the most exhilarating and original bank heists
      ever caught on film. Caleb Jordan (Mid 20s, Black) leads his crew through what seems
      to be the pitch-perfect execution of the perfect crime until the takedown suddenly
      careens wildly out of Jordan’s control, devolving in an instant into a spectacular standoff
      and gunfight with dozens of police and SWAT officers.
      Eighteen months later, we meet Rosa Santiago, a street savvy beat cop moonlighting as
      a detective for her under funded, semi-rural department outside of New Orleans. Rosa is
      about to find out whether she’s ready for the major leagues when a seemingly petty drug
      murder leads to an apparent connection between Caleb Jordan’s heist and a notorious
      conman and scam artist named Jayson Swann.
      Meanwhile, the story catches back up to Caleb Jordan himself, a hard man now set to
      face an even harder death. In ten days, Jordan will be executed by the state of New
      Orleans for his hand in what turned out to be the richest and bloodiest bank robbery in
      the city’s history. Though stoic and silent, almost statuesque at times, Jordan has
      unwittingly become a media darling and a celebrity within the walls of Angola Maximum
      Security Penitentiary not because of his professed innocence but for his lack thereof.
      We learn that Jordan has never had much use for lawyers, appeals, or last minute calls
      for clemency. He pled guilty at his trial and never tried to shirk responsibility for the
      botched heist. On the surface at least, Jordan is ready to face death the same way he
      faced his short, unforgiving life in New Orleans’ housing projects: head on, chin up. His
      fearlessness and unwillingness to cow to the system even in his last days on earth have
      earned Caleb Jordan a martyr’s respect among the inmates at Angola, an institution
      historically driven by race-based violence and which is at present on the verge of an all
      out race war.
      It’s considered a given that unless something is done in the interim, Jordan’s execution
      (a black man put to death by a white prison administration) will surly be the match that
      ignites the power keg Angola has become. In response, the prison’s warden brings in an
      outside inmate psychologist and counselor, Isaiah Green (40s, Black), in a last ditched
      effort to quell the increasingly volatile and violent inmate population. Though clearly
      educated, Green’s demeanor is the farthest thing from professorial. Charismatic and
      charming, Green’s disarmingly at ease even one-on-one with the most violent and
      overtly racist prisoners at Angola and is soon accepted by the inmates.
      Still, after a storied career spent inside the tombstone gray walls of a dozen maximumsecurity
      facilities around the country, Green has never dealt with such an explosive
      situation. While other officials talk of transferring Jordan to another prison, Green
      realizes that a prisoner with Jordan’s status and respect might just be the key to a truce
      between the warring factions. With violence and chaos swirling around him, Green
      attempts to overcome the most difficult challenge of his career: winning the confidence
      and trust of a prisoner whose entire identity is defined by mistrust of established
      Green’s job – and the story itself – is complicated considerably when he learns that tens
      of millions of dollars were wired out of the bank at gunpoint during the robbery and have
      never been recovered. Caleb Jordan happens to be the only person left alive who knows
      where it’s hidden. A fact the FBI, police, prison guards, other inmates and Jordan’s
      double-crossing partner from the heist are all intent on changing.
      Meanwhile, outside the prison walls, the story follows Rosa Santiago as she works a
      series of clues that lead her to fresh homicide scenes on the streets of New Orleans. A
      charming charismatic character, no matter how tough things get, how many shootouts
      she survives or beatings she endures along the way, Rosa always makes time for her
      mother, even if it means taking her embarrassing call while on active stake out with the
      FBI. In some of the most memorable moments in the script, the mother/daughter
      relationship provides both comic relief for the story and insight into Rosa’s complex
      character, showing off a softer side underneath her badass exterior.
      Eventually, Rosa’s investigation leads her into the darkest corner of Angola Penitentiary
      - death row - where she comes to know both Isaiah Green and Caleb Jordan. As the
      two storylines dovetail together in the third act, everyone is running out of time and the
      stakes are getting higher and higher. With his execution less than a day away, Green
      finally gets through to Caleb Jordan, helping him broker a truce in the prison is not just
      the right thing to do, it’s also Jordan’s very last chance for redemption before his looming
      execution. At the same time, Rosa has systematically tracked down Jayson Swann and
      seems on the brink busting open a case that has long stymied the FBI and New Orleans’
      Police. At least until a truly stunning series of events leaves Rosa and the audience with
      their heads spinning, proving once-and-for all that Jayson Swann’s reputation as the
      greatest conman of his generation wasn’t the least bit overblown.
    • Partners & financing
    • $10M Budget
      Senior Preferred Commitment of $2.5M with Matching Funds for $2.5M
      Looking for Pre-Sales and Development Funds
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2012
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