Magazine article Screen International

Samuel Goldwyn Films Boards Gangster Drama 'The Persian Connection'

Magazine article Screen International

Samuel Goldwyn Films Boards Gangster Drama 'The Persian Connection'

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Film previously titled The Loner debuted at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to The Persian Connection, written and directed by Daniel Y-Li Grove.

The film, which premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival, is slated for release in theatres, on demand and digital this summer.

The gangster drama centres on a former child soldier who, after being wrongly accused of stealing from his former boss, must return to the Persian opium underworld of Los Angeles to hunt down stolen drugs as events from his past and present clash, spiraling out of control. Cast include Reza Sixo Safai, Helena Mattsson, Parviz Sayyad and Julian Sands.

"The Persian Connection is an artistic take on a modern gangster film," said Peter Goldwyn, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films. …

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