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Ahead of its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, the crime thriller Dog Eat Dog has been picked up by RLJ Entertainment for North America.
Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe star. The film follows two ex-cons who, after a botched kidnapping, become the city’s most wanted fugitives and find themselves on the wrong side of the mob.
Dog Eat Dog, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, was directed by American Gigolo helmer Paul Schrader and was adapted for the screen by Matthew Wilder from the Edward Bunker novel of the same name.
Mark Earl Burman, Gary Hamilton, Brian Beckmann and David Hillary produced the movie, with Jeremy Rosen, Jeff Caperton, Barney Burman, Ray Mansfield, Shaun Redick, Donald Rivers, Michael McClung and Tim Peternel all acting as executive producers.
RLJ is planning a theatrical and VOD release for November 2016.
“The legendary Paul Schrader once again uses his relentless talent and vision to create amazing cinema,” said RLJ’s chief acquisitions officer, Mark Ward. “Shot with a distinct point of view, Cage and Dafoe bring their absolute best to showcase the rawness and grittiness of this incredible film.”
The deal was negotiated by ADME on behalf of the filmmakers.
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