The Wrap reports that Inverness Distribution has filed for bankruptcy In New York. Inverness was the successor of Morgan Creek International, the film production company that produced the Jesse James movie American Outlaws.
Film producer James Robinson was the firm’s president and sole stockholder. Robinson’s company also produced Ace Ventura, Last of the Mohegans, Young Guns, and Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves.
American Outlaws helped launch the film career of actor Colin Farrell. While Farrell went on to success, American Outlaws proved typical of most films about Jesse James. The film was a box office flop.
When the film was first screened for me at Morgan Creek offices at Warner Brothers Burbank studios, it was immediately clear that neither Robinson nor Morgan Creek had intended to make an authentic Jesse James movie.
But the great grandson of Jesse James, Judge James R. Ross, nailed the reason why American Outlaws was a failure.
As the Judge stated in his review of the film on the James family’s web site... "American Outlaws mythed it."
My personal favorite Jesse James movie is still The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, starring Missourian Brad Pitt.Here's my take on it.