Magazine article Screen International

Bruce Willis Action-Comedy Lands at RLJ Entertainment

Magazine article Screen International

Bruce Willis Action-Comedy Lands at RLJ Entertainment

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RLJ Entertainment has picked up all US rights from Voltage to the action-comedy Once Upon A Time In Venice.

The film will open theatrically and on VOD on June 16 and stars Willis as a private eye in Venice Beach, California, who takes on a local gangster when his beloved dog is kidnapped.

The ensemble includes John Goodman, Thomas Middleditch, Justice League and Aquaman star Jason Momoa, X-Men's Famke Janssen, Adam Goldberg and Kal Penn.

Mark Cullen directed and reunites with Willis after he co-wrote the 2010 Kevin Smith action-comedy Cop Out with Robb Cullen.

Voltage Pictures chief Nicolas Chartier produced with Laura Ford, Zev Foreman, Cullen and Cullen. Voltage president and COO Jonathan Deckter served as executive producer with Stephen J. Eads.

Voltage financed and produced the project and sold out to international buyers as an untitled action-comedy in Cannes 2015.

"We are excited to work with such a talented ensemble cast, with Bruce Willis at its helm," said RLJE chief acquisitions officer Mark Ward. …

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