Momentum Rides Along With ‘Outlaws & Angels’; Brian De Palma To Helm ‘Lights Out’ – AFM

Momentum Pictures has acquired rights in multiple territories including the U.S. to Outlaws & Angels, the revenge Western starring Luke Wilson, Chad Michael Murray, Teri Polo and Francesca Eastwood. The pic, written and directed by J.T. Mollner, centers on an outlaw whose gang of killers and bandits kill a U.S. Marshal after a botched bank heist, sending them on the run and eventually to a frontier home which they take over and accost the family, where the outlaw is faced with a strange and unexpected chance at redemption.

The deal was brokered at the American Film Market by Andre Relis of VMI Worldwide on behalf of the filmmakers, and by Jessica Labi and Larry Greenberg for Momentum.

Brian De Palma has been tapped to direct Lights Out, an action-thriller from Arclight Films and China-based Huace Pictures that marks the first project run through Arclighta and Huace Media Group’s Aurora Alliance Films joint venture. Preproduction is underway on the pic, which centers on a blind Chinese girl unknowingly caught in a plot to expose a top-secret assassination program, and who raises unsettling questions about government secrecy and what can and can’t be seen. Arclight Films is handling international sales at AFM.

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