By Dave McNary
February 8, 2014
Dimension and Radius-TWC have acquired U.S. rights to Salma Hayek’s action-thriller “Everly,” and plan a fourth-quarter release.
Directed by Joe Lynch, the film co-stars Togo Igawa, Masashi Fujimoto and Hiroyuki Watanabe. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales at Berlin.
Hayek portrays a woman who’s down on her luck and forced to fend off waves of assassins sent by her ex — a dangerous mob boss — while trying to save her estranged mother and daughter.
Hayek came on board the project, based on Yale Hannon’s Black List script, at Cannes last year.
The film was produced and financed by Singapore venture Vega, Baby! and produced by 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 exec producers. and Brett Hedblom is the co-producer.
Hayek will be seen next in “Muppets Most Wanted.”
Tom Quinn and Jason Janego negotiated the deal with CAA, Paris and David Boyle.