Exclusive Media Takes on Dax Shepard Action Comedy 'Outrun'
On the eve of the American Film Market, Exclusive Media Group has acquired worldwide rights to the new Dax Shepard action comedy Outrun in all media excluding the U.S. and Canada.
Shepard, who is writing and co-directing the project with David Palmer, plays an ex-getaway driver, living under an assumed name in central California, who breaks the rules of the Witness Protection Program by agreeing to drive his girlfriend, played by Kristen Bell, to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job. Also appearing in the film are Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Kristin Chenoweth, Beau Bridges, David Koechner, Michael Rosenbaum, Joy Bryant and Ryan Hansen.
The film is being produced by Andrew Panay, Nate Tuck, Kim Waltrip and Jim Casey.
Exclusive Films International, led by Alex Walton, president, international sales and distribution, will handle international distribution for Outrun, Exclusive co-chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East announced Friday.
Head of production Tobin Armbrust acquired the film on behalf of Exclusive, with Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman representing the filmmakers.
Exclusive’s recent productions and titles being offered for international sales include George Clooney’s The Ides of March; Martin Scorsese’s documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World; the documentary Undefeated, set for release through the Weinstein Company; End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal; So Undercover, starring Miley Cyrus; Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon, and The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe. The company is currently in production on Ron Howard’s Formula 1 movie Rush, set for U.S/ theatrical release through Universal Pictures.