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Lions Gate declares ‘War’

Cage thriller currently in post-production

HOLLYWOOD — Lions Gate Films has acquired North American distrib rights to action thriller “Lord of War,” written and directed by Andrew Niccol. Pic stars Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan and Ethan Hawke.

Currently in post, “Lord of War” is the story of an arms dealer who re-evaluates the morality of his occupation while on the run from an Interpol agent.

Budgeted at about $60 million, the film was financed by Philippe Rousselet and Niccol’s Entertainment Manufacturing Co. with German fund VIP. Foreign sales are being handled through Gary Hamilton’s Arclight Films.

Producers are Niccol, Rousselet, Cage, Norm Golightly, Andreas Grosch and Chris Roberts.

Niccol wrote and directed “Gattaca” and “Simone.” He received an Oscar nom for his script “The Truman Show.”

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