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‘Measure Of Revenge’: Vertical Entertainment Acquires Rights To Thriller Starring Melissa Leo, Bella Thorne & Jake Weary

EXCLUSIVEVertical Leisure has acquired North American rights to the psychological thriller Measure of Revenge, starring Oscar winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter, The Equalizer 2), Bella Thorne (Center of the night Sun, The Babysitter) and Jake Weary (It Follows, Animal Kingdom), slating it for a day-and-date open on March 18.

In the debut characteristic of Malaysian helmer Peyfa, Broadway actress Lillian Cooper (Leo) is making her closing on-stage look when her eminent son, Curtis (Weary), is stumbled on pointless. When his death is ruled as an unintended overdose, a suspicious Lillian decides to consume issues into her have hands. On a quest for solutions, she strikes up an no longer really alliance along with her son’s drug vendor, Taz (Thorne), surroundings in motion a bloody warpath to teach the fact, inspired by the characters she portrayed on stage.

Measure of Revenge additionally stars Roma Maffia (Disclosure), Adrian Martinez (The Guilty, Focal level) and Benedict Samuel (The Stroll). Jen Gatien (Center of the night Sun, Limelight) produced with Peter Wong (Clemency, Malignant) and Timur Bekbosunov (Coloration Out of Build, Attain Away) for ACE Photos Leisure. Johnny Chang, Bronwyn Cornelius and Emma Lee exec produced, with Jay Cannold co-producing.

“Melissa steps into this characteristic of a grieving and relentless mother searching for justice for her son with such ease that it attracts the viewer deeply into her high-tail and retains you captivated and rooting for her every step of the strategy,” acknowledged Vertical Leisure Accomplice Peter Jarowey.

“We’re exasperated to accomplice up with Vertical Leisure on Measure of Revenge to open a movie that is an emotional and thrilling experience stuffed with thriller and shock,” added Gatien, Wong and Bekbosunov in a joint statement. “Melissa Leo delivers a highly efficient and though-provoking efficiency in the characteristic of a mother hellbent on revenge, forming broad display cloak chemistry with the immensely talented Bella Thorne. We are able to’t await audiences to personal a study the film.”

ACE Photos Leisure is a movie production and investment firm, with a highlight on genre fare. Chang leads its team as CEO, with Wong as President, Lee as VP of Substitute Affairs and Bekbosunov as VP of Inventive Affairs. Since its 2017 open, the firm has supplied elephantine financing and production services for the Sundance Colossal Jury Prize winner Clemency, starring Alfre Woodard, which change into once released by Neon and Focal level Aspects; the darkish Sundance comedy Blush, starring Wendi McLendon-Covey; the documentary M for Magic regarding the sector-infamous Magic Castle; the supernatural thriller Daniel Isn’t Trusty, starring Patrick Schwarzenegger and Miles Robbins, released by Samuel Goldwyn and sold internationally by Voltage; and the scare cult hit Coloration Out of Build, directed by Richard Stanley and starring Nicolas Cage, which change into once released by RLJ Leisure and sold internationally by XYZ. ACE Photos additionally supplied partial financing for the fantastical drama Attain Away, directed by Brenda Chapman and starring Angelina Jolie, which change into once released by Relativity Media, and James Wan’s scare film Malignant.

Vertical Leisure is a world neutral distributor, which change into once founded in 2012. Other upcoming releases from the firm consist of the SXSW & Venice prize winner Topside; the Sundance thriller Emily the Criminal, starring Aubrey Plaza, which it co-acquired with Roadside Attractions; Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Jr.’s Neutral Spirit Award-nominated Wild Indian, starring Michael Greyeyes and Chaske Spencer; Krystin Ver Linden’s Alice, starring Keke Palmer, Approved, Gaius Charles and Jonny Lee Miller, which premiered at Sundance 2022; and romantic comedy The Hating Sport, starring Lucy Hale and Austin Stowell.

Tony Piantedosi negotiated the deal for Measure of Revenge on behalf of Vertical Leisure, with Bekbosunov and CAA on behalf of ACE Photos. Leo is represented by APA and The Initiative Neighborhood; Thorne by CAA, Thirty Three Administration and Strategic Public Members of the family; and Weary by Gersh, Administration 360  and Shafran PR.

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