Director Jonathan Baker Prepping Final Film ‘Icon’

EXCLUSIVE: After wrapping production on his suspenseful romance Fate, starring Faye Dunaway, Harvey Keitel and Andrew McCarthy — a film currently in search of domestic distribution — director Jonathan Baker is gearing up for production in 2025 on Icon, which will be his final film.

Blending American immigration history with rock and roll, the film is about a soul that moves through a hundred years until it reaches its destiny as a rock star, using one family’s saga through immigration and musical history as its backdrop. Baker wrote the script with his Fate collaborator Michael Buhlman, with production to kick off in 2025. He’s also expected to produce for his Baker Entertainment Group.

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“I’ve waited my entire life to share this story,” Baker told Deadline. “This narrative of ICON is crucial to America, highlighting the significance of immigration and how it shaped our nation. Our past is integral to our identity. A film like ICON is truly unique; it blends a historical perspective with a musical lens like never before.”

Baker in recent months took to Vancouver to shoot Fate, which also stars Brandon Routh, Mena Suvari, Cheech Marin and Janet Montgomery. Highland Film Group is handling international sales for the film, which kicked off at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Prior to that, he directed Inconceivable, a thriller starring Gina Gershon, Nicky Whelan and Nicolas Cage.

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