EXCLUSIVE: IFC Films has picked up the U.S rights to Java Heat. They plan a nationwide theatrical release for the action thriller in 2013. Java Heat is directed by Conor Allyn, who wrote the screenplay with his father and Margate House Films partner Rob Allyn. The deal was put together by Sundance Selects/IFC Films’ VP for Acquisitions and Production Arianna Bocco with WME Global negotiating on behalf of filmmakers Margate House Films. Java Heat stars Mickey Rourke, the Twilight Saga’s Kellan Lutz and Indonesian star Ario Bayu. The Iron Man 2 star plays Malik, a twisted terrorist behind a series of embassy bombings. Jake Travers, a shot-first-ask-questions-later American played by Lutz, and Hashim, an Indonesian police detective, team up to hunt for him. In the process the duo discover the politics of terror are more sinister than they even suspected. Conor Allyn is repped by Zero Gravity Management. Kellan Lutz is repped by Zero Gravity Management and Innovative Artists. Mickey Rourke is repped by ICM Partners.
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