7:44am PT by Etan Vlessing
Magnet Releasing, Mongrel Media Take Dominic Purcell's 'Gridlocked' for North America
XYZ Films has closed North American deals for the Dominic Purcell-starrer Gridlocked, with Magnolia's Magnet Releasing taking the action thriller for the U.S. market, and Mongrel Media acquiring the Canadian rights.
The movie's ensemble cast includes Lethal Weapon alum Danny Glover, former WWE star Trish Stratus, Cody Hackman, Richard Gunn, Vinnie Jones and Stephen Lang.
Gridlocked follows a former SWAT leader (Purcell) who is being shadowed by an arrogant movie star, played by Hackman. Hackman's Hackybox Pictures financed the under-siege buddy cop feature, which is based on a script by Ungar and Rob Robol.
The deal for the film was made after a world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin. Gridlocked is produced by Bruno Marino.
The Canadian deal was negotiated by Mongrel's Andrew Frank, with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films representing the filmmakers.