Magazine article Screen International

13 Films Reports Cannes Rush for 'Extortion', 'Manhattan Nocturne'

Magazine article Screen International

13 Films Reports Cannes Rush for 'Extortion', 'Manhattan Nocturne'

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Los Angeles-based 13 Films has sold action title Extortion starring Barkhad Abdi, Eion Baily and Danny Glover to Ascot Elite Entertainment for Germany, Signature Entertainment for the UK and Interfilm Co. for Japan.

Further deals closed in Spain (Corbi Media), Greece, Indonesia and Turkey (Tanweer), Portugal (Nos Lusomundo), China (DDDream), South Korea (Sookie Pictures), and the Philippines (Ocotarts).

The film is in the final stages of post and made its market screening debut in Cannes. Phil Volken directs Extortion from his screenplay about a vacationing doctor who must find his kidnapped family after they are stranded on an island. Bethany Joy Lenz also stars.

Manhattan Nocturne stars Adrien Brody and Yvonne Strahovski and Grindstone Entertainment Group released the film in the US via the Lionsgate Premiere label on May 20.

The story about a journalist who tumbles into a web of sexual intrigue and blackmail will open in the UK through Altitude Film Distribution and in Japan via Zazie Films. …

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