Haim Saban’s indie distribution outfit Saban Films has acquired North American rights to the Nicolas Cage-starring crime thriller The Trust. Ben Brewer and Adam Hirsch co-wrote and Ben and Alex Brewer are co-directing the pic, which is in preproduction in Las Vegas.
The Trust centers on two crooked cops who discover a hidden safe, the contents of which will lead them down a deadly road of corruption with no one left to trust — not even themselves. Molly Hassell and Braxton Pope are producing the Hassell Free Production in association with Electric Shadow Fund which is providing finance. Mike Nilon and HFG’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier are exec producing. Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales as it has since the project first surfaced this spring in Cannes.
Saban Films made the scene in Cannes by with its first buy, the Tommy Lee Jones Western The Homesman, which is playing AFI Fest this month ahead of a November 14 bow via Roadside Attractions. Saban also acquired John Travolta’s The Forger, the Taylor Lautner actioner Tracers and American Heist all during Toronto.
Saban Films president Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban made the Trust deal with Highland Film Group on behalf of the producers.