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Continuing to fill out its slate, Haim Saban‘s Saban Films has acquired North American rights to crime-thriller The Trust, starring Nicolas Cage.
Brothers Ben and Alex Brewer are directing the film, about two crooked cops who discover a hidden safe, the contents of which will lead them down a deadly road of corruption. The film, now in preproduction, will shoot in Las Vegas.
“The script for The Trust was incredibly captivating and tells such a riveting story,” said Saban President Bill Bromiley.
Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated on behalf of Saban Films, and Highland Film Group on behalf of the producers. Adam Hirsch and Ben Brewer wrote the script.
Molly Hassell and Braxton Pope produced The Trust, with Mike Nilon executive producing alongside Hassell Free Production’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier. Highland is handling worldwide sales.
The deal comes as Saban Film prepares to release its first film, Tommy Lee Jones‘ awards contender The Homesman, starring Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, John Lithgow and Meryl Streep. The specialty film opens in select runs Nov. 14.
Saban Films picked up the Homesman at Cannes, followed by several buys at Toronto, including Sarik Andreasyan‘s action thriller American Heist, starring Hayden Christensen and Adrien Brody, and The Forger, starring John Travolta, Christopher Plummer and Tye Sheridan.
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