FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2011
ANCHOR BAY FILMS ACQUIRES
THE ENDGAME ENTERTAINMENT THRILLER STARRING NICOLAS CAGE, JANUARY JONES
AND GUY PEARCE
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Films has picked up the U.S. rights to the Nicolas Cage thriller, Seeking Justice. Slated for a March 16th theatrical release, the film co-stars January Jones (X-Men: First Class, Anger Management) and Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker, The King’s Speech) . Directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, Dante’s Peak), Seeking Justice was produced by Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern, along with Ram Bergman and Material Entertainment’s Tobey Maguire and Jenno Topping. Bill Clark, President of Anchor Bay Entertainment, made today’s announcement.
“Seeking Justice is a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat action thriller and Cage is outstanding in it,” commented Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Co-Productions. “This crowd pleaser is a great addition to the Anchor Bay Films line-up.”
“We are thrilled that Seeking Justice has found a home with Anchor Bay,” stated Endgame CEO James D. Stern. “We look forward to working with them on delivering Roger Donaldson’s stellar work and outstanding performances from Nicolas Cage and January Jones.”
In Seeking Justice, Cage stars as Will Gerard, a happily married and dedicated inner-city high school teacher. His wife, Laura (Jones) is an accomplished musician and they enjoy a comfortable life until one fateful evening shatters everything. Laura is brutally assaulted and while awaiting an update on her condition, Will is approached by a well-dressed man (Pearce) who quietly offers to dispense immediate justice. Required to make a spontaneous decision in a distraught frame of mind, he accepts the proposal and is pulled into an underground vigilante organization that leads to increasingly frightening and dangerous consequences. The film was previously entitled The Hungry Rabbit Jumps.
About Endgame Entertainment
Endgame Entertainment is a privately backed independent production and finance company based in Los Angeles. Established in 2002, Endgame has produced and/or financed a variety of film, television, and live stage productions across a wide range of genres including Rian Johnson’s upcoming sci-fi thriller “Looper,” which stars Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis to be released in 2012 through Sony’s TriStar and Film District. Other films include the Oscar-nominated “An Education” and “Hotel Rwanda,” as well as titles including “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,” “Lord of War,” and “I’m Not There.” In television, Endgame is currently partnered with Colin Callender’s Playground on a multi-part documentary series with Sports Illustrated called “Sport in America: Our Defining Stories,” scheduled to air on HBO in 2013, and on the international mini-series “Dancing On the Edge” with the BBC and ITV, produced in conjunction with Ruby Films. The company recently launched a $150MM revolving facility called Endgame Releasing, an innovative new marketing venture that will partner with equity investors, third-party producers and studios to provide P&A (prints and advertising) for commercial, wide release films (1800+ screens). Endgame Entertainment has a deeply experienced executive team led by founder and CEO James D. Stern, a critically acclaimed producer, director, as well as successful fund manager; and President Douglas E. Hansen, a veteran executive producer, entertainment banker and financer. The company aims to produce three to five films per year of budgets between $10MM and $40MM.
About Anchor Bay Films
Anchor Bay Films is unique in that it offers the creative community a fully integrated distribution capability on all platforms and an international solution extending beyond the U.S. Anchor Bay Films is a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment and is on the ground providing quality distribution with operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, as well as distribution capabilities in other key territories. The company focuses on a platform release strategy for its films with an eye toward maximizing their potential across all ancillary distribution platforms. Upcoming is Corman’s World about Academy Award® winning filmmaker Roger Corman which premiered at Cannes 2011. Films in its library include the critically-acclaimed comedy City Island starring Andy Garcia and Solitary Man starring Michael Douglas as well as the 2011 releases of Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken and Toronto Film Festival award-winner Beautiful Boy with Maria Bello and Michael Sheen. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a subsidiary of Starz Media, LLC (www.starzmedia.com) which is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA).
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