Image Entertainment Adds Bold Films’ Thriller Evidence to Its 2013 Slate
Starring Stephen Moyer and Radha Mitchell
AUSTIN, Texas -- March 11, 2013
Image Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE),
announced today the acquisition for all U.S. rights to Bold Films’ new
thriller Evidence. Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi (The Fourth Kind), Evidence
stars Stephen Moyer (“True Blood,” The Double) and Radha Mitchell (“Red
Widow,” Silent Hill). All rights include theatrical, home entertainment,
television and digital and the company is planning a theatrical release this
summer. Today’s announcement was made at the SXSW festival by Bill Bromiley,
Chief Acquisition Officer for Image Entertainment.
“Evidence is a unique, gripping and gritty thriller unlike others since it
constructs the story from the perspectives of the victims,” commented
Bromiley. “The film’s final twist along with both Stephen’s and Rahda’s
performance will have audiences buzzing.”
In Evidence, two detectives (Moyer and Mitchell) attempt to piece together
what happened at the scene of a brutal massacre using a number of recording
devices found at the crime scene. The footage reveals a group of bus
passengers who were forced to fight for their lives after they crash in the
middle of the desert and a mysterious killer violently murders them one by
one. The detectives use the scraps of video, shot by the victims, to hunt down
the culprit. Dale Dickey (Super 8, Winter’s Bone), Torrey DeVitto (I’ll Always
Know What You Did Last Summer), Caitlin Stasey (Tomorrow, When the War Began)
and Harry Lennix (The Matrix Revolutions) co-star. Michel Litvak and David
Lancaster produced for Bold Films, with Gary Michael Walters and Anthony
Rhulen serving as Executive Producers. Marc Platt, Adam Siegel and Nik
Mavinkurve produced on behalf of Marc Platt Productions. John Swetnam provided
“We were attracted to this project because it has all the elements that
elevate the horror genre, delivering both a smart and scary theatrical
experience for fans,” commented David Lancaster, co-President of Bold Films.
“With Olatunde's vision and top-notch talent like Radha and Stephen, we
believe Evidence will have moviegoers on the edge of their seats. We are
delighted to partner with Image to bring this film to the screen.”
The deal was negotiated by Bill Bromiley, Mark Ward and Michael Bayer on
behalf of Image Entertainment with Miles Mogulescu and Alex Coffee on behalf
of Bold Films.
About Bold Films
BOLD FILMS is an independent production and film finance company dedicated to
providing an artistic haven for filmmakers. The company's most recent feature
was the award-winning Drive directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan
Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Albert Brooks
and Ron Perlman.
BOLD is set to embark on its third production with Academy Award^®-nominated
actor Ryan Gosling on How To Catch A Monster, which marks his debut as writer
and director. The film will star Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Ben
Mendelsohn and Eva Mendes. BOLD’s summer slate includes Only God Forgives,
starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas which will be released by
RADiUS, a division of The Weinstein Company.
BOLD is currently developing a TV series with Sony Television/SyFy Channel
based on their feature film Legion. Feature films include the award-winning
drama Bobby starring Anthony Hopkins and Shia LaBeouf, the supernatural
thriller The Hole directed by Joe Dante, and the indie Middle of Nowhere
starring Anton Yelchin and Susan Sarandon.
Founder/owner Michel Litvak and Co-Presidents David Lancaster and Gary Michael
Walters head BOLD FILMS.
About RLJ Entertainment
RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premier independent licensee and
distributor of entertainment content and programming in North America, the
United Kingdom and Australia with over 5,200 exclusive titles. RLJE is a
leader in numerous genres via its owned and distributed brands such as Acorn
(British TV), Image (stand-up comedy, feature films), One Village (urban),
Acacia (fitness), Slingshot (faith), Athena (educational), Criterion (art
films) and Madacy (gift sets). These titles are distributed in multiple
formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, digital streaming, broadcast
television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical. Via
its majority-owned subsidiary Agatha Christie Limited, RLJE controls the
intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the greatest works of
mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic sleuths Miss Marple and
Poirot. And through its direct-to-consumer business, RLJE has direct contacts
and billings relationships with millions of consumers.
RLJE leverages its management experience to acquire, distribute, and monetize
existing and original content for its many distribution channels, including
its branded digital subscription channels, and engages a distinct audience
with programming that appeals directly to their unique viewing interests. RLJE
has proprietary e-commerce web sites for the Acorn and Acacia brands, and owns
the recently launched Acorn TV digital subscription service.
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