AFM: FilmRise Locks Down 'The Vault' Starring James Franco

James Franco - In Dubious Battle - Deauville Film Festival - H - 2016
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Francesca Eastwood, Scott Haze and Taryn Manning also star in the supernatural heist thriller.

James Franco has once again underlined his status as one of AFM’s golden boys, with his star turn in The Vault helping it attract a U.S. buyer.

FilmRise picked up North American rights to Redwire Pictures' supernatural heist thriller, described as The Town meets The Sixth Sense, which is being sold worldwide by Content Media.

Also starring Francesca Eastwood, Scott Haze and Taryn Manning, the film sees two estranged sisters forced to come together to rob a bank in order to save their brother. Dan Bush directed the film from an original screenplay he co-wrote with Conal Byrne, with Redwire’s Luke Daniels, Content’s Tom Butterfield and Tunnel Post's Allen Pao producing.

"We are thrilled to be releasing The Vault, a terrifying thriller that is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats," FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher said Saturdat in a statement. "Performances across the board are exceptional, including James Franco and Taryn Manning."

Content’s Jonathan Ford negotiated the deal with Fisher.

Franco also has his directorial efforts In Dubious Battle, based on the John Steinbeck novel, and post-apocalyptic actioner Future World selling at the ongoing AFM.