Friday, 21 August 2015
RLJ ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES THE KURT RUSSELL WESTERN “BONE TOMAHAWK”
Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler, BONE TOMAHAWK stars, a magnificently moustachioed Kurt Russell, (Tombstone, Hateful Eight),
Patrick Wilson (Insidious, TV’s “Fargo”),
Matthew Fox (Alex Cross, TV’S “Lost”),
Lili Simmons (“True Detective”, “Banshee”),
and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Olive Kitteridge).
BONE TOMAHAWK marks the first title acquired under the RLJ Entertainment brand. RLJ Entertainment, Inc. previously released its theatrical titles under the Image Entertainment brand, which RLJE purchased in 2012.
"We are proud to be bringing this thrilling film to US audiences this year,” said Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer. “With S. Craig Zahler’s uncompromising vision and the raw performances from the incredible cast, there is no doubt that BONE TOMHAWK will be an instant classic.”
The plot goes like this: When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Russell), sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy.
Produced by Dallas Sonnier, Jack Heller, and Gregory Zuk of Caliber Media (Dark Was the Night, Some Kind of Hate) and executive produced by the Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects) and David Gilbrey (Red vs. Dead), the deal was negotiated by CAA, UTA, and Caliber on behalf of the filmmakers and Mark Ward and Grace Santos on behalf of RLJ Entertainment.
Recent RLJ Entertainment films, released under its Image Entertainment brand, include:
The Rewrite with Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei and written & directed by Marc Lawrence;
and The Cobbler with Adam Sandler, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Steve Buscemi and written & directed by Tom McCarthy.
RLJ Entertainment theatrical releases include Burying the Ex starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Green, Alexandra Daddario and directed by Joe Dante;
and Dark was the Night with Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas.
Editor’s note: Along with Hateful Eight I can’t wait for this western. I am a huge fan of Kurt Russell and the film Tombstone and so to get two Russell, moustache bearing westerns back to back is just too much goodness!