Lionsgate Home Entertainment has acquired the Over Under Media/Tin Res Entertainment/Grindstone Entertainment pic Dying of The Light, starring Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin, announced today by producers Scott Clayton, Todd Williams and Gary Hirsch. The film will be released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Paul Schrader wrote and directed it. Cage plays a veteran CIA operative, Evan Lake, who goes on a global manhunt when his old nemesis resurfaces. It’s a race against time because the op has a deteriorating mental condition that puts a real ticking clock on this. Yelchin plays the CIA protégé, with Irene Jacob playing Lake’s ex-lover.
“We are thrilled to have acquired “Dying of the Light,” a suspenseful, thrill ride in which Schrader has captured one of the best performances of Cage’s career,” stated Barry Brooker, President & CEO of Grindstone Entertainment Group. Clayton added, “We are confident that our collaboration with Grindstone will give the film the exposure it deserves and continue to increase the momentum we are building for the release.”
The exec producers are Barry Brooker, Stan Wertlieb, Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) and Steve Schwartz (The Tree Of Life).