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Saban Films has picked up North American distribution rights to Shot Caller, a crime thriller that stars Game of Thrones headliner Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell and Jon Bernthal.
Ric Roman Waugh wrote and directed the movie that also sees Emory Cohen (Brooklyn), Omari Hardwick and Benjamin Bratt in the cast.
Shot Caller is a crime drama that “follows a newly released prison gangster who is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California,” according to Saban, which made the announcement Tuesday.
Waugh produced the pic under his Cadre Filmworks banner alongside Jonathan King for Participant Media and Bold Films’ Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters.
“Participant values our ongoing relationship with Ric, and we hope that Shot Caller extends the conversations around criminal justice reform that we started with our previous movie together, Snitch,” said King.
WME handled North American rights for the movie.
Shot Caller is the latest acquisition for Saban Films, which recently picked up John Stockwell’s Armed Response, starring Wesley Snipes and Anne Heche, and Alexandros Avranas’ True Crimes, starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Among the movies it will release this year is Walter Hill’s The Assignment, starring Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver.
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