Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Western Drama 'Savage State' (Exclusive)

Savage State
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An early 2021 release is planned for the American Civil War drama about French settlers fleeing back to Paris.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has nabbed the North American rights to Savage State, David Perrault's period western drama.

An early 2021 release is planned for the film about a family of French settlers who flee Missouri to return to Paris as the American Civil War breaks out. They are escorted by a former mercenary whose troubled past soon catches up with him.

Savage State stars Alice Isaaz, Kevin Janssens, Deborah Francois and Bruno Todeschini.

"Savage State tells the story of a journey through the U.S. to Europe. I am thrilled that the film goes backward to meet the American public. And I could not expect a better partner than Samuel Goldwyn whose name refers to many films which have been for me a real source of inspiration," Perrault said in a statement.

The film was written and directed by Perrault. Fares Ladjimi and Sylvain Corbeil share the producer credits.

The distribution deal was negotiated by Miles Fineburg on behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films and Pyramide Films.