Shout! Studios, the multi-platform entertainment and distribution arm of Shout! Factory, and The Exchange have entered into an exclusive movie deal to distribute new action thriller AMERICAN SIEGE, which wrapped principal photography in Victoria, British Columbia. Directed by Edward Drake (Broil, Breach) and story by Corey Large (Acts of Violence, Heist) and Drake, the film stars Golden Globe-winner Bruce Willis (Acts of Violence, Glass), Corey Large, Timothy V. Murphy (Snowpiercer, True Detective), Cullen G. Chambers (Weaponized), Rob Gough (Billionaire Boys Club, The Forgiven), and Johnny Messner (Beyond the Law, Hostage). A production of 308 Enterprises in association with The Exchange and BondIt Media Capital, AMERICAN SIEGE is produced by Corey Large. Executive producers are Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Stephen J. Eads, Gordon Bijelonic, Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Jas Boparai, The Exchange, and BondIt, LLC. The announcement was made today by Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Studios and Nat McCormick, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Distribution at The Exchange.
Shout! Studios has secured all distribution rights in North America to AMERICAN SIEGE, including digital, video-on-demand, broadcast, theatrical, and home entertainment for cross-platform releases. Shout! Studios plans a strategic launch of this movie across all major entertainment platforms in the U.S. and Canada.
“Bruce Willis starring in a taut, twisty, nitrous oxide-fueled thriller is about as good as it gets. We could not be more excited to share it far and wide,” stated Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Studios.
“I am excited to have Shout! release this Bruce Willis starrer, they have the expertise to bring it to the largest North American audience,” said Nat McCormick, EVP of Worldwide Sales & Distribution at The Exchange.
The movie deal was negotiated by Jordan Fields and Steven Katz, Vice President of Business Affairs for Shout! Studios, and Nat McCormick of The Exchange for the filmmakers.
AMERICAN SIEGE | Movie Synopsis
Washed up Sheriff Ben Watts (Bruce Willis) guards the secrets of the wealthy residents of Fitzgerald, a quiet town buried in the south of Georgia. When three outlaws take a prominent town doctor, John Keats, hostage inside his sprawling lakeside home, Sheriff Watts is called in to handle the situation before the FBI arrives. In a race against time, the mayor, Charles Routledge (Timothy V. Murphy) pressures Sheriff Watts to launch an assault on the hostage-takers, but Sheriff Watts realizes Dr. Keats is at the heart of conspiracy surrounding missing the town’s missing residents. As the Sheriff’s loyalties are tested, Charles Routledge enlists a former Soldier of Fortune, Silas (Johnny Messner), to eliminate all witnesses. When the Sheriff sides with the hostage-takers, he’s forced to confront his own failings as a leader and must carve a bloody warpath to expose all of the town’s dark secrets.