LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Redbox Entertainment, the original content division of Redbox (NASDAQ: RDBX), today announced it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the thriller film Assailant. Starring Poppy Delevingne (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) as Zoe, Chad Michael Collins (Extinct) as Jason, Casper Van Dien (All American) as Michael, and Jeff Fahey (Lost) as Henry, Assailant is written and directed by Tom Paton (400 Bullets). The film will premiere in 2022 and is expected to have a limited theatrical run and be available day-and-date On Demand.
Assailant follows British couple, Zoe and Jason, whose marriage is on the rocks as they sail to the Caribbean in hopes of saving their marriage. After a seemingly harmless bar fight between the husband and a mysterious drifter, the situation devolves into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. The couple must fight together to save themselves from the Assailant.
Assailant is produced by MSR Media’s Philippe Martinez and Highfield Grange Studios’ Alan Latham, with Lee Beasley and Karinne Behr from MSR Media, Alastair Burlingham of Sherborne Media and Charlie Dombek serve as Executive Producers. Production financing was provided by Sherborne Media.
The film was shot in the islands of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis under a far-reaching six-picture production deal between MSR Media and the local authorities of the Caribbean islands.
“We’re thrilled to soon debut this edge-of-your-seat thriller to our audience,” said Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox. “Tom Paton and a talented cast have combined extraordinarily suspenseful storytelling with a dark motive eerily set against a gorgeous setting.”
The deal was negotiated by Marc Danon of Redbox Entertainment with Karinne Behr CEO of MSR Media International that handled worldwide distribution rights for the film.
Redbox (NASDAQ: RDBX) is a leading entertainment company that gives consumers access to a large variety of content across digital and physical media. The company operates a rapidly growing digital streaming service that provides both ad supported (AVOD) and paid movies from Hollywood studios and hundreds of content partners, as well as over 120 channels of free ad supported streaming television (FAST). The Redbox app is available on major entertainment platforms that include Roku devices, connected TVs, gaming platforms, the web as well iOS and Android devices. Redbox also operates its popular kiosks across the US at thousands of retail locations – giving consumers affordable access to the latest in entertainment. The company produces, acquires, and distributes movies through its Redbox Entertainment™ label, providing rights to talent-led films that are distributed across Redbox’s digital and physical services as well as through third-party digital services. Headquartered just outside of Chicago, Redbox has offices in Los Angeles and Seattle. For more information visit www.redbox.com.
About MSR Media
MSR Media is a boutique film and television production company based in York, England and Saint Kitts and Nevis and led by Producer Philippe Martinez and Managing Director Lee Beasley. The company is uniquely positioned to create content suited to today’s exciting market: commercially viable film and television projects with very high production values and bankable lead actors, yet economically sound budgets.
MSR Media has strategic international distribution partnerships through their international sales arm MSR Media International led by C.E.O. Karinne Behr. The boutique-style, dynamic international sales company focuses on commercial feature films and television series for audiences around the world.
Headquartered in the US with offices in the UK, MSR Media International’s commercially driven principals have years of experience in the film industry, uniquely bringing together finance, production and marketing skills to the company. MSR Media International fully understands the international sales market, and assists and advises content producers on script development, production, finance and crucially, effective marketing campaigns for projects to their long-standing buyers.
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