Eros STX Global Corporation announced today that STXfilms has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Violence of Action, directed by Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident) and starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gillian Jacobs, Eddie Marsan, Fares Fares, Nina Hoss and Amira Casar. The screenplay is by JP Davis.
The announcement was made by Adam Fogelson, Chairman, STXfilms Motion Picture Group.
Thunder Road Film’s Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee (John Wick franchise, Greenland, Sicario) are producing Violence of Action, with 30WEST fully financing the film.
30WEST’s Dan Friedkin, Micah Green, and Dan Steinman are executive producing along with Chris Pine, Jonathan Fuhrman, Tom Lassally, and Josh Bratman.
Esther Hornstein of Thunder Road Films is executive producing. CAA Media Finance and 30WEST co-repped the U.S. rights. It was previously announced that STXinternational acquired international rights to the film and will directly distribute in the UK, and Ireland.
Fogelson said, “We’re incredibly impressed by what we’ve seen so far of Violence of Action. Chris gives the kind of unforgettable performance that will resonate with audiences everywhere.
“It’s an elevated action film that has real franchise potential and we are tremendously excited to be working with Chris, Tarik, and the teams at Thunder Road and 30WEST.”
Currently in post-production, Violence of Action follows James Harper (Pine) who, after being involuntarily discharged from the Green Berets, joins a paramilitary organization in order to support his family in the only way he knows how.
Harper travels to Berlin with his elite team on a black ops mission to investigate a mysterious threat. Barely into his first assignment, he finds himself alone and hunted across Europe, where he must fight to stay alive long enough to get home and uncover the true motives of those who betrayed him.
The picture was shot on location in the U.S., Germany, and Romania.
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