monaghEXCLUSIVE: Phase 4 Films has landed North American distribution on Fort Bliss, the Claudia Myers-directed drama that stars Michelle Monaghan, Ron Livingston, Freddy Rodriguez, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gbenga Akkinagbe, Pablo Schreiber and John Savage. Phase 4’s Katharyn Howe and brokered the deal with Voltage’s Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard. Pic will be released in the fall.

Cannes2014_badgeThe film tells the story of a decorated U.S. Army medic and single mother who returns home after an extended tour of duty in Afghanistan to discover the bond with her 5-year-old son has been broken. While struggling to reclaim her son’s affection, she must also reintegrate into life after war, haunted by harrowing memories from Afghanistan. Fort Bliss not only explores the incredible sacrifices made every day by men and women in the armed services, but the price that’s paid by their families as well. Myers wrote the script, and the film is produced by John Sullivan, Adam Silver, Patrick Cunningham, and Brendan McDonald.

“We are thrilled to be moving forward with Phase 4 Films and commend them for supporting a film that shows the tough issues facing returning service members, their loved ones, and anyone else who is struggling with how to balance family and career,” said Sullivan.