Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquired U.S. rights to “Bring Him to Me,” a mob thriller starring Barry Pepper (“Saving Private Ryan”) and Sam Neill (“Jurassic Park”).
The film will open in select theaters and on digital on Jan. 19, 2024.
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Written by Tom Evans and directed by Luke Sparke, “Bring Him to Me” centers on a mild-mannered getaway driver (Pepper). His conscious is tested when his mob boss asks him to collect a young and unsuspecting new crew member, known as Passenger (Jamie Costa), one week after a violent robbery. The driver must battle his conscience as he takes the passenger to an uncertain fate. The cast also includes Rachel Griffiths, Liam McIntyre and Zac Garred.
“My goal with ‘Bring Him to Me’ was to bring a talented team together to make a suspenseful and action-packed film that explores loyalty and moral dilemmas,” Sparke said in a statement. “I’m thrilled that audience will get to see the film in theaters.”
Photon Films will release the film in Canada. Myriad Pictures has world sales rights (excluding ANZ) and will be screening the film at AFM. Carmel Imrie and Carly Sparke of Sparke Film produced the film, along with Zac Garred as co-producer. Executive producers were Luke Sparke, Geoff Imrie, Sean Virgin and Martin Walton.
“Luke Sparke has delivered a classic crime saga with especially juicy and iconic roles for veterans Barry Pepper and Rachel Griffiths to sink their teeth into, as, respectively, a conflicted criminal and his ruthless crime boss,” Roadside Attractions co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff said.
The acquisition was negotiated by Cohen and Kirk D’Amico of Myriad Pictures negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.
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