Cannes: Steven Seagal Set to Do Battle in 'End of a Gun' (Exclusive)

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The Exchange is shopping the crime thriller to foreign buyers at the Cannes film market.

Steven Seagal is once again demanding justice.

The action star is set to star in crime thriller End of a Gun, which Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange is shopping to foreign buyers at the Cannes film market via its Exchange Extreme label.

In the film, Seagal will play an ex-ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) agent who comes across a woman in a parking lot being beaten and kills her assailant. Instead of being rewarded, he faces possible criminal action. In exchange for his freedom, he agrees to help the woman steal $2 million, but soon finds himself in the crosshairs of a drug lord and is forced to turn to an unlikely ally for help.

Former ATF agent Chuck Hustmyre (House of the Rising Sun) wrote the script, with Keoni Waxman set to direct for Mass Hysteria Entertainment and ActionHouse Pictures. Daniel Grodnik and Binh Dang are producing, with Barry Brooker, Stan Wertlieb and Ryan Black executive producing. Grindstone Entertainment Group has picked up U.S. rights.

"End of a Gun is a contemporary story that has the attitude of a hard-boiled action film from the '60s," said Grodnik.

Added O’Shea: "We are thrilled to be working on a new Steven Seagal film. His cachet as an international action star is stronger than ever and we are hopeful this will be the first of many films with him."

Seagal is represented by Red Ink Agency and Link Entertainment.

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