Anchor Bay Films and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have set a joint distribution deal for actioner In The Blood, starring Gina Carano (Haywire). The ex-MMAer stars as Ava, a trained fighter with a particular set of skills whose new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon, prompting her to set out to take down her abductors one by one. John Stockwell (Blue Crush, Into the Blue) directs the pic written by Bennett Yellin and James Robert Johnston and produced by Raymond Mansfield and Shaun Redick of Movie Package Co. alongside Cash Warren. Lee Portnoi, David R. Arnold, Nicola Horlick, Andrew Mann, Glenn M. Stewart, Stefan Sonnenfeld, Luillo Ruiz, James Gobb, and Belly Torres exec produced. Luis Guzman, Amaury Nolasco, Ismael Cruz Cordoba, Treat Williams, Stephen Lang, and Danny Trejo co-star. Pic will debut day and date in theaters, On Demand, and on iTunes April 4.
Freestyle Releasing has acquired The Hornet’s Nest, featuring Emmy-winning ABC News correspondents Mike and Carlos Boettcher, the father-son journalist team that nabbed Emmys for their coverage while embedded in Afghanistan. The battle documentary, directed by David Salzberg and Christian Turead, tells the Boettchers’ story from the frontlines alongside U.S. soldiers and Marines during Operation Strong Eagle III. Freestyle has set a platform limited release for May 9 before the pic goes wide May 23. The Hornet’s Nest isproduced by Salzberg and Tureaud for HighRoad Media as well as the Boettchers. Base Productions’ John Brenkus and Mickey Stern are executive producers.