RLJ Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Paul Schrader-helmed Dog Eat Dog, starring Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe and Christopher Matthew Cook. The company plans to release the pic theatrically and on VOD in November.
Based on the novel by Edward Bunker and written by Matthew Wilder, Dog Eat Dog tells the story of three ex-cons who botch a kidnapping. They not only lose a rich payoff, but they get on the wrong side of the mob and become the city’s most wanted fugitives. Vowing to stay out of prison at all costs, things get completely out of control as they go on the run from everyone.
Dog Eat Dog premiered to great reviews at the 69th Cannes Film Festival will have its North American premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Dog Eat Dog is produced by Mark Earl Burman, Gary Hamilton, Brian Beckmann and David Hillary and exec produced by Jeremy Rosen, Jeff Caperton, Barney Burman, Ray Mansfield, Shaun Redick, Donald Rivers, Michael McClung, and Tim Peternel.
The deal was negotiated by Mark Ward on behalf of RLJ Entertainment and Mark Earl Burman of ADME on behalf of the filmmakers.