STXfilms Nabs Chris Pine's 'Violence of Action' Thriller

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Tarik Saleh's action film, now in post, also stars Ben Foster, Gillian Jacobs, Eddie Marsan, Fares Fares, Nina Hoss and Amira Casar.

STXfilms has picked up the U.S. rights to Violence of Action, Tarik Saleh's action pic that stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gillian Jacobs, Eddie Marsan, Fares Fares, Nina Hoss and Amira Casar.

STXinternational earlier acquired international rights to the film from Thunder Road and 30WEST and will directly distribute in the UK and Ireland. The action pic was shot on location in the U.S., Germany and Romania.

Violence of Action follows James Harper (Pine) who, after being involuntarily discharged from the Green Berets, joins a paramilitary organization in order to support his family in the only way he knows how. Harper travels to Berlin with his elite team on a black ops mission to investigate a mysterious threat. Barely into his first assignment, he finds himself alone and hunted across Europe, where he must fight to stay alive long enough to get home and uncover the true motives of those who betrayed him.

“We’re incredibly impressed by what we’ve seen so far of Violence of Action. Chris gives the kind of unforgettable performance that will resonate with audiences everywhere. It's an elevated action film that has real franchise potential and we are tremendously excited to be working with Chris, Tarik, and the teams at Thunder Road and 30WEST," Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms Motion Picture Group, said in a statement about the film now in post production.

JP Davis did the screenplay for Violence of Action, with Thunder Road Film’s Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee producing and 30WEST financing the film. 30WEST’s Dan Friedkin, Micah Green, and Dan Steinman are executive producing along with Pine, Jonathan Fuhrman, Tom Lassally, and Josh Bratman.

Esther Hornstein of Thunder Road Films is executive producing. CAA Media Finance and 30WEST represented the U.S. rights sale.