TORONTO: New Orleans-Shot ‘American Heist’ Picked Up

by Michelle Preau on September 15, 2014

American-Heist-Adrian-Brody-Aaron-Williamson-web Adrien Brody and Aaron Williamson in ‘American Heist’

New Orleans-shot film American Heist recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and now Saban Films is close to a deal to acquire U.S. distribution rights.

“We were eager to see American Heist coming into Toronto and the film lived up to our expectations,” said Saban Films president Bill Bromiley. “It’s just the type of commercial, talent-driven film we are looking for at Saban.

This will mark Saban Films’ third investment at Toronto. They have also bought U.S. rights to Taylor Lautner’s Tracers and John Travolta’s The Forger.

The film was directed by Sarik Andreasyan and follows two brothers with rough pasts who become deeply involved in a high-risk bank robbery. Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles and Aliaune Thiam star. The Health Scene columnist and fitness expert Aaron Williamson also stars in the film. You can read his story and fitness advice on our website here.

There is no U.S. release date set yet.

Source: Variety