RLJE FILMS ACQUIRES
THE NICOLAS CAGE ACTION-THRILLER
“A SCORE TO SETTLE”
Following the success of ‘Mandy,’ Nicolas Cage reunites
with RLJE Films.
LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2019 – RLJE Films has acquired the action-thriller A SCORE TO SETTLE. Written by John Newman (“Get Shorty”) and directed by Shawn Ku (Beautiful Boy), produced by Goldrush Entertainment’s Eric Gozlan (Beautiful Boy) and Minds Eye Entertainment’s Kevin DeWalt (The Humanity Bureau), and Danielle Masters (The Recall), the film stars Nicolas Cage (Mandy), Benjamin Bratt (Doctor Strange), Noah Le Gros (Wolves) and Mohamed Karim. A SCORE TO SETTLE will be In Theaters and On Demand on August 2, 2019. Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer for RLJE Films, made the announcement today.
“We are excited to collaborate for the fifth time with the legendary Nicolas Cage,” said Ward. “Following the success of Mandy, we cannot wait to take audiences on another adventure.”
In A SCORE TO SETTLE, Frank (Cage), a former mob enforcer, is released from prison after serving 22 years for a crime he didn’t commit. Now free, he sets out on a path for revenge against the people who wronged him.
Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE Films and Arianne Fraser and Alana Crow from Highland Film Group negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. Highland Film Group is also handling international sales.
Fraser commented: “After our experience collaborating on Terminal, we are delighted to be partnering again with Mark and the team at RLJE Films. A SCORE TO SETTLE has found its perfect home and we can’t wait for audiences to experience this action-packed ride come summer!”
“We at Goldrush Entertainment are thrilled to have worked with Nicolas Cage whom brilliantly embodied the complex character of Frank Carver,” says Producer Eric Gozlan of Goldrush Entertainment. “We are ecstatic to have found a home for A SCORE TO SETTLE at RLJE Films!”
“It has never been more difficult to produce a truly independent film,” says Producer Kevin DeWalt of Minds Eye Entertainment. “We are delighted to have amassed such an outstanding cast for A SCORE TO SETTLE and to be working with great distribution partners such as the Highland Film Group and RLJE Films.”
A SCORE TO SETTLE is a Goldrush Entertainment and Minds Eye Entertainment Production and was produced by Spartiate Films in association with Paragon Media Productions. Produced by Eric Gozlan, Kevin DeWalt and Danielle Masters, the film is Co-Produced by Benjamin DeWalt and the Executive Producers are Nicolas Cage, Richard Iott, Mark Weissman, Robert Bricker, Arianne Fraser, Delphine Perrier, Henry Winterstern, Daniel Negret, Stephen Dailey, Simon Williams, Silvia Schmidt, Sam Al, Mike King, Jeff Rice, Luke Daniels and Co-Executive Producer Ryan Winterstern.
ABOUT RLJE FILMS
A privately-owned subsidiary of AMC Networks, RLJ Entertainment, Inc. 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 commissions and co-produces new programs and owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited. For more information, please visit RLJENTERTAINMENT.COM, ACORN.TV, and UMC.TV
An RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand, RLJE Films’recent features include the 2018 Sundance Film Festival hit Mandy from writer/director Panos Cosmatos and starring Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache; Galveston starring Ben Foster and Elle Fanning and directed by Mélanie Laurent; and The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot written and directed by Robert Krzykowski and starring Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner and Ron Livingston.
ABOUT HIGHLAND FILM GROUP (HFG)
Led by Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, Highland Film Group (HFG) is an independent worldwide sales, production and film financing company. Launched in 2010, HFG has had success across a wide range of film genres and platforms, building a reputation for handling high-octane films in the action/horror/thriller space, focusing on cast, director, film maker driven content.
HFG’s diversified production and sales slate includes: Joe Carnahan’s Boss Level starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts and Mel Gibson; Vaughn Stein’s Inheritance starring Lily Collins and Simon Pegg; Michael Cristofer’s The Night Clerk starring Tye Sheridan, Ana de Armas and Helen Hunt; Marc Meyer’s thriller We Summon the Darkness starring Alexandra Daddario; Vaughn Stein’s Terminal starring Margot Robbie; the star-studded Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna and Jenna Dewan Tatum; Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; and Steven C. Miller’s action thriller Escape Plan 2: Hades starring Sylvester Stallone and Dave Bautista.
ABOUT GOLDRUSH ENTERTAINMENT
Goldrush Entertainment Inc. is an award-winning, finance-focused production company. Founded in 2008 by President and CEO Eric Gozlan, Goldrush has produced a number of films for worldwide consumption and has won several prestigious prizes including the International Federation of Film Critics Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Feature film credits include BEAUTIFUL BOY starring Golden Globe nominees Maria Bello and Michael Sheen, CARJACKED starring Maria Bello and Stephen Dorff, LOST AFTER DARK starring Robert Patrick, STANDOFF starring Laurence Fishburne and Thomas Jane, HALLOWED GROUND starring Jaimie Alexander and Chloe Grace-Moretz, and NEVER CRY WEREWOLF starring Nina Dobrev. Goldrush is currently in post-production on the true-crime drama entitled GUT INSTINCT starring Joshua Hartnett and Jim Gaffigan.
Goldrush Entertainment’s mission is to package and produce branded entertainment that is distributed across traditional and new media platforms for audiences around the world. For more information about Goldrush Entertainment please visit: http://www.goldrushentertainment.com/
ABOUT MINDS EYE ENTERTAINMENT
Minds Eye has produced over 60 film and television series and spearheaded the development of a regional production company into the internationally recognized, vertically integrated organization with subsidiaries in production and distribution. The company has been instrumental in establishing the Canadian film and television industry with exceptional, exportable projects sold to over 200 territories around the world.
Select feature film credits include: THE UNSAID starring Andy Garcia; THE TALL MAN starring Jessica Biel; Faces In The Crowd starring Milla Jovovich; Dolan’s Cadillac starring Christian Slater; Grace which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; Forsaken which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland; THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes; THE HUMANITY BUREAU starring Nicolas Cage; DISTORTED starring Christina Ricci, John Cusack; and DAUGHTER OF THE WOLF starring Gina Carano, Richard Dreyfuss.
Minds Eye is currently in post-production on ENDLESS starring Nicholas Hamilton, Alexandra Shipp and Famke Janssen. For more information about Minds Eye Entertainment, please visit: www.mindseyepictures.com