Film Movement in sync with 'Drummer'

Kenneth Bi directs Mandarin- and Cantonese-language pic

Film Movement has acquired North American rights to Kenneth Bi's "The Drummer," starring Jaycee Chan as the rebellious son of a Hong Kong crime boss.

A limited theatrical run for the Mandarin- and Cantonese-language film is planned in the fall along with a day-and-date release on cable VOD.

The acquisition was negotiated by Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein and Brigitte Suarez of The Match Factory.

"Kenneth Bi has managed to create a uniquely original film. 'The Drummer' is a completely successful amalgam of genres that both moves and entertains on different levels. It's a thoroughly thrilling ride we can't wait to share with North American audiences," Gartenstein said.