Originally posted on Variety:
Randall Emmett and George Furla have come a long way since they met rather inauspiciously 15 years ago.
Emmett (above, right) had worked for Jerry Bruckheimer, ICM and Mark Wahlberg. At that point he was on his own, looking to get financing for “Speedway Junky,” with Darryl Hannah attached and Gus van Sant exec producing.
And Furla? He was a hedge fund manager. What more could any aspiring indie shingle ask for?