By Pamela McClintock
February 8, 2014
Berlin — Dimension and Radius-TWC have picked up U.S. rights to Everly, the action-thriller starring Salma Hayek that director Joe Lynch is now in post-production with. They are planning to release the film later this year.
The acquisition comes only hours after The Weinstein Co., parent company of Dimension and Radius, plunked down $7 million in Berlin for U.S. rights to Benedict Cumberbatch historical drama The Imitation Game.
Sierra/Affinity is handling international rights to the film, from a Black List script by Yale Hannon. The intense storyline revolves around a down-on-her-luck woman (Hayek) who is forced to fend off waves of assassins sent by her ex, a dangerous mob boss, while trying to save her estranged mother and daughter.
Everly co-stars Togo Igawa, Masashi Fujimoto and Hiroyuki Watanabe.
The film was produced and financed by the recently launched Singapore venture Vega, Baby! and produced via Adam Ripp and Rob Paris’ Crime Scene Pictures. Luke Rivett of Anonymous Content and Andrew Pfeffer also produced. Rizal Risjad, Ricky Budhrani and Paul Green are the executive producers.
“We’ve been on the hunt for a female driven action franchise and we’ve finally found it in Everly. Salma is utterly transcendent,” said a statement from Radius co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego.
Added Ripp and Paris: “We’re thrilled to be in business with Dimension and Radius. Bob, Tom and Jason have been passionately tracking the project for some time so we couldn’t be happier to have them as partners.”
Quinn and Janego negotiated the deal with CAA, Paris and David Boyle.