LOS ANGELES—The trailer for a movie based on the birth of the online porn industry has bowed today.
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Middle Men takes place at the dawn of the Golden Age of internet porn in 1996. Luke Wilson as Jack Harris, a mainstream businessman who partners with a pair of porn content providers (Gabriel Macht and Giovanni Ribisi) to form the first online adult billing company. Harris soon finds himself in a crazy whirlwind of starlets, con men, Russian mobsters, and international terrorists.
The movie was produced by Chris Mallick formerly the president Epoch, and later, ePassporte.
Director George Gallo co-wrote the script with Andy Weiss for Mallick's company Oxymoron Entertainment. The supporting cast includes James Caan as a lawyer, Kelsey Grammer as a Houston district attorney, Peter Stormare as a mobster, and Kevin Pollack as an FBI agent who works with Harris to track terrorists online. The great Robert Forster (Medium Cool, Walking the Edge) plays the role of "Louis La La."
Middle Men has screened at the Cannes Film Festival the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the Phoenix Film Festival to positive reviews and is now generating encouraging buzz.
The film debuts in the U.S. on Aug. 6.
Paramount Pictures purchased Middle Men after a successful debut at Cannes last year.
The movie was shot in late-2008 and includes industry luminaries Sunny Leone and Jesse Jane who play themselves in scenes that take place during the 2003 AVN Awards. Mallick re-created the bright lights and star studded aura of the AVN Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in a raucous red carpet scene.