salma hayekAfter last night’s massive Weinstein Co acquisition of The Imitation Game, domestic action has perked up slightly today. Dimension and Radius-TWC have made a preemptive move on Everly, acquiring U.S. rights to the Salma Hayek thriller. Joe Lynch is directing the pic Berlinale 2014 badgethat’s from the Black List script by Yale Hannon. It’s described as an intense action thriller aboout a down-on-her-luck woman who is forced to fend off waves of assassins sent by her ex, a dangerous mob boss, while trying to save her estranged mother and daughter. Togo Igawa (Last Samurai), Masashi Fujimoto (Sympathy For Mr Vengeance) and veteran Hiroyuki Watanabe also star. Dimension and Radius have set a fourth quarter 2014 release.

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Radius co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego said, “We’ve been on the hunt for a female driven action franchise and we’ve finally found it in Everly. Salma is utterly transcendent.”

really?
8 months
She dropped out… obviously.
Bill C
8 months
Because the world was demanding another Salma Hayek film?
mercyful fart
8 months
Poor Joe Lynch. After the knights of badassdom debacle...he now is at the mercy of Harvey Scissorhands....

The film was produced and financed by recently launched Singapore venture Vega, Baby! and produced via Adam Ripp and Rob Paris’ Crime Scene Pictures. Luke Rivett of Anonymous Content and Andrew Pfeffer also produced. Rizal Risjad, Ricky Budhrani and Paul Green are the executive producers. Brett Hedblom is the co-producer. and Sierra/Affinity has international sales Quinn and Janego negotiated the deal with CAA, Paris and David Boyle.