Lionsgate, Grindstone Re-Up Emmett Furla Film Slate Deal

Randall Emmett

The studio is set to release another 10 movies in part through its newly launched Lionsgate Premiere label.

Lionsgate and Grindstone Entertainment have renewed their film slate deal with Emmett/Furla Films for another 10 movies.

Lionsgate, which has a long-standing relationship with Grindstone, plans to release the upcoming Emmett/Furla titles in part on its newly launched Lionsgate Premiere label. The latest distribution deal will kick off with the CIA action thriller The Extraction, starring Bruce Willis, Kellan Lutz and Gina Carano.

Grindstone's Emmett/Furla pipeline includes the heist film Bus 657, starring Robert De Niro and Kate Bosworth, and the thriller Daughter of God, which stars Keanu Reeves and Mira Sorvino.

"Grindstone is an important contributor to the Lionsgate motion picture group, and they have established one of the industry’s most enviable track records of consistency and profitability as well as a dynamic pipeline of star-driven event films,” said Steve Beeks, Lionsgate co-COO and motion picture group president, in a statement on Thursday.

Emmett/Furla has partnered with Lionsgate on the theatrical films Rambo, Wonderland, Narc and last year’s Escape Plan, which starred Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger and grossed nearly $140 million worldwide. The Grindstone deal with Emmett/Furla was negotiated by Beeks for Lionsgate, Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb for Grindstone and Randall Emmett for Emmett/Furla.

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