AFM: 'The Barber' Goes to ARC Entertainment
Basel Owies' serial-killer thriller stars Scott Glenn and Chris Coy
ARC Entertainment has picked up all U.S. rights to The Barber, a character-driven thriller from director Basel Owies starring Scott Glenn and Chris Coy.
The deal, negotiated by ARC Entertainment's Scott Moesta and Robbie Little of The Little Film Co., who is handling worldwide sales on the title, was said to be in the mid-six figure range. ARC is planning both a theatrical and VOD bow for The Barber and is eyeing a spring 2015 release.
The plot of the film has Glenn as a suspect in a serial-murder case who is released due to insufficient evidence, prompting the detective who locked him up, played by Thomas Calabro, to kill himself in despair. Twenty years later, the detective's son John (Coy) tracks down the supposed killer, now working as a barber in a small town, to see if he can find out the truth.
Glenn's credits include The Bourne Legacy, Training Day and The Silence of the Lambs while Coy has appeared in such series as The Walking Dead, Treme and True Blood.
Stephen Tobolowsky, Olivia Taylor Dudley and Kristen Hager co-star in The Barber, which Travis Knox produced for Chapman Filmed Entertainment, the film production company run by Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Bob Yari and William Immerman are executive producers.