RLJE FILMS ACQUIRES “MONSTER PARTY”
Horror/Thriller Starring Julian McMahon in Theaters November 2, 2018
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2018 – RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE), has acquired all North American rights to the upcoming the horror/thriller Monster Party from writer/director Chris von Hoffmann (Drifter). The film stars Julian McMahon (“Nip/Tuck”), Robin Tunney (The Craft, “The Mentalist”), Sam Strike (Leatherface), Erin Moriarty (Blood Father), Lance Reddick (John Wick, “Fringe”), Brandon Micheal Hall (“Search Party”), Virginia Gardner (Project Almanac), and Diego Boneta (“Scream Queens”) . RLJE Films will release the film nationally in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on Nov. 2, 2018.
“We’re excited to release Monster Party this November,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer at RLJE Films. “With the combination of established actors who already have followings of their own, and young up-and-coming talent just breaking through, we know there will be a wide audience drawn to this incredibly clever horror/thriller that is loaded with twists and turns.”
The story follows three thieves who plan a daring heist posing as waiters at a fancy Malibu mansion dinner party in hopes of paying off an urgent debt. When their plan goes horribly wrong, the trio realizes the dinner guests are not as innocent as they seem and their simple cash grab becomes a violent and desperate battle to get out of the house alive.
“Chris von Hoffman’s storytelling is both entertaining and intense,” said Producer Jesse Berger at Dark Web Productions. “It has been an incredible experience working with the creative team to bring this rollercoaster ride of a film to life.”
Monster Party is produced by Eric B. Fleischman (All About Nina), Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister), Jesse Berger (Oblivion), and Fred Berger (La La Land), and executive produced by Fernando Loureiro (The Little Hours), Roberto Vasconcellos (Sweet Virginia), Maurice Fadida (The Clapper), Kyle Marcotte, Caleb Nelson, Teddy Cabugos (Deep Murder) and Michael Yedwab (Abattoir). Brent C. Johnson is co-producer.
Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE negotiated the deal with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.
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ABOUT RLJ ENTERTAINMENT
RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premium digital channel company serving distinct audiences primarily through its popular OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), which have rapidly grown through development, acquisition, and distribution of its exclusive rights to a large library of international and British dramas, independent feature films and urban content. RLJE’s titles are also distributed in multiple formats including broadcast and pay television, theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, and a variety of digital distribution models (including EST, VOD, SVOD and AVOD) in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Additionally, through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, RLJE co-produces and develops new programs and owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited. Investors in RLJE include Chairman Robert L. Johnson and AMC Networks.
RLJE Films new and upcoming features include the 2018 Sundance Film Festival hit Mandy from writer/director Panos Cosmatos and starring Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache, and Galveston starring Ben Foster and Elle Fanning and directed by Mélanie Laurent. RLJE Films’ past films include I Kill Giants starring Zoe Saldana, Terminal starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg and Mike Myers, and writer/director S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99 starring Vince Vaughn and Bone Tomahawk starring Kurt Russell. www.us.rljentertainment.com.
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