7-57, Markedia get rights to 'La Soga'

Will handle U.S. distribution, world sales; film due in Aug.

7-57 Releasing and partner Markedia Worldwide have picked up U.S. distribution and world sales rights to Josh Crook's action thriller "La Soga."

Written by Manny Perez, the film stars Perez and Denise Quinones in the Domican Republic-set tale about a cop seeking justice.

It was produced by Perez, Josh Crook and Jeff Crook. Exec producers are Patrick Pope, Jose Miguel Bonetti, Henry Mu, Celines Toribio, Jesse Scolaro, Allen Bain, Patrick R. Morris, Kate White Morris, Robert G. Morris and Michael Bassick.

A platform theatrical release in the top ten U.S. markets is set for August, along with its rollout in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Antena Latina Films will be handling distribution in the Dominican Republic with Cynthia Wiesner of Wiesner Distribution handling Puerto Rico.

Steven Raphael of Required Viewing and MJ Peckos of Mitropoulos Films will consult on all marketing and distribution elements for the North American theatrical release.

Karina Korenblum is handling international sales for 7-57.

7-57 Releasing, headed by Scolaro and Bain, was founded last year as a joint venture between the 7th Floor and 57th and Irving production companies to distribute films theatrically in North America and handle worldwide sales.