LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The feature film brand of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), now branded RLJE Films, has one of its most star-studded slates yet. Upcoming releases in theaters and On Demand include: the highly anticipated action/comedy ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE starring Bruce Willis (Die Hard franchise), Thomas Middleditch ("Silicon Valley"), Jason Momoa ("Game of Thrones", Justice League), and John Goodman (The Big Lebowski); thriller THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM starring Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Underworld), Olivia Cooke ("Bates Motel"), and Douglas Booth (Pride, Prejudice and Zombies); action/science fiction film THE OSIRIS CHILD starring Kellan Lutz (Twilight Franchise); as well as several action thrillers, including PILGRIMAGE starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy, Berlin Station), and Jon Bernthal ("Walking Dead", "The Punisher); BUSHWICK starring Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre) and Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect); and MAYHEM starring Steven Yeun ("The Walking Dead").
Mark Ward, RLJE's Chief Acquisitions Officer said, "We're extremely excited about our upcoming slate featuring many of the biggest stars in film and television. We know movie fans will love these films as much as we do."
Mike Pears, RLJE's President of U.S. Distribution noted, "We are incredibly excited to bring such a strong commercial slate to our broad range of physical and digital partners. With an unrivaled track record of success with commercially-leaning, day-and-date releases, we feel this slate has the potential to prove our biggest one yet!"
June 16, 2017 (Theaters and On Demand)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE
Starring Bruce Willis, Thomas Middleditch, Jason Momoa, and John Goodman
The action/comedy tells the story of Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford (Willis): a detective who's good with the ladies, bad with the punches, and wild about his dog, Buddy. But when his beloved pet is stolen by local thugs, Steve makes a questionable alliance with their devious leader, Spyder (Momoa). Teaming up with his best friend (Goodman), Steve pulls out the big guns in search of Spyder's stolen cocaine and cash in order to set things straight and get Buddy back where he belongs. Directed and co-written by Mark Cullen. The film co-stars Famke Janssen (X-Men Series, "How To Get Away With Murder"), Adam Goldberg ("Fargo", Saving Private Ryan) and Kal Penn ("Designated Survivor", Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle).
August 11, 2017 (Theaters and On Demand)
Starring Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, and Jon Bernthal
Leaving his Irish monastery for the first time, a young novice (Holland) departs with a devoted group of monks and a mysterious former Crusader (Bernthal) as they attempt to transport a holy relic to Rome. Threatened at every turn by savage tribes, traitorous Norman soldiers and those that seek the power they believe the relic holds, the young man finds surprising courage while faced with deadly challenges that will push his body, mind and spirit to the breaking point. Directed by Brendan Muldowney and written by Jamie Hannigan.
August 25, 2017 (Theaters and On Demand)
Starring Dave Bautista and Brittany Snow
Emerging from a NY subway on her way home from college, Lucy (Snow) discovers her neighborhood of Bushwick engulfed in utter chaos. Trying to escape the violence, Lucy seeks refuge in the basement of Stupe (Bautista), a former Marine on his way out of town to find his family. As the unlikely pair navigate through a hail of gunfire and lethal explosions, they learn they are in the middle of a civil war as Texas attempts to secede from the US. With the clash between local residents and the militia escalating, Lucy and Stupe must rely on each other in an impossible race to get out of the city and survive another day. Directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott (COOTIES), and based on a script by Nick Damici and Graham Reznick.
September 8, 2017 (Theaters and On Demand)
THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM
Starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, and Douglas Booth
The city of London is gripped with fear as a serial killer – dubbed The Limehouse Golem – is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in his victim's blood. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare (Nighy) – a seasoned detective with a troubled past and a sneaking suspicion he's being set up to fail. Faced with a long list of suspects, including music hall star Dan Leno (Booth), Kildare must get help from a witness who has legal troubles of her own (Cooke), so he can stop the murders and bring the killer to justice. Based on the novel "Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem" by Peter Ackroyd, the film was written by the acclaimed writer Jane Goldman (Kingsmen, The Woman in Black), and directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless).
Fall 2017 (Theaters and On Demand)
THE OSIRIS CHILD
Starring Kellan Lutz
Set in a time of interplanetary colonization, Sy Lombrok (Lutz), a drifter with a haunted past, forms an unlikely alliance with Kane Sommerville, a lieutenant who works for off-world military contractor Exor. In a race against time, they set out to rescue Kane's young daughter Indi amid an impending global crisis created by Exor. Directed by Shane Abbess (Infini, Gabriel), who also co-wrote the film with Brian Cachia (Infini), the film co-stars Daniel MacPherson (The Shannara Chronicles, "APB"), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Knight of Cups), Temuera Morrison ("Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith"), with Rachel Griffiths (Hacksaw Ridge, "Six Feet Under") and Teagan Croft, making her feature film debut.
Starring Steven Yeun
In MAYHEM, an airborne virus infects the corporate tower of a major law firm on the day attorney Derek Saunders (Yeun) is wrongfully fired. The infection is capable of making people act out on their "mosterratic" impulses and viral rage takes over. Trapped in the quarantined building, Saunders is forced to fearlessly fight for his job, his redemption and his life. Directed by Joe Lynch (Everly) and written by Matias Caruso.
RLJ Entertainment's previous feature films included critically-acclaimed western BONE TAMAHAWK starring Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins and written & directed by S. Craig Zahler; THE PHENOM starring Johnny Simmons, Ethan Hawke and Paul Giamatti; I.T. starring Pierce Brosnan and Anna Friel; DOG EAT DOG starring Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe and directed by Paul Schrader; KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE starring Jean Claude-Van Damme, Dave Bautista, and Alain Moussi; and THE COBBLER with Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi and directed by Academy Award Winner Tom McCarthy.
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.
For more information, please visit RLJEntertainment.com, Acorn.TV, and UrbanMovieChannel.com.
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