Open Road’s deal last month to distribute the cop drama written and directed by David Ayer included a 2,000-screen rollout, a minimum guarantee just north of $2 million and a $20 million P&A commitment. Now the distributor has set a release date for the film that stars Jake Gyllenhaal (who’s also executive producing), Michael Pena and Anna Kendrick: September 28, 2012. The movie, from Exclusive Media in association with Emmett/Furla Films, centers on a pair of LAPD cops (Gyllenhaal and Pena) and is told via footage from the handheld cameras of the officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire. Ayer’s Crave Films, John Lesher under his Le Grisbi Prods, and Nigel Sinclair and Matt Jackson of Exclusive Media are producers. Exclusive financed with Emmett/Furla Films.
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