Nicolas Cage thriller set for March 16 U.S. release

Anchor Bay Films has picked up U.S. rights to the Nicolas Cage thriller “Seeking Justice,” formerly titled “The Hungry Rabbit Jumps,” and set a March 16 theatrical release.

The Roger Donaldson-directed film co-stars January Jones and Guy Pearce. “Justice” was produced by Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern along with Ram Bergman and Material Entertainment’s Tobey Maguire and Jenno Topping.

Bill Clark, president of Anchor Bay Entertainment, made the announcement Wednesday.

Cage stars as a dedicated inner-city high school teacher happily married to an accomplished musician (portrayed by Jones). They enjoy a comfortable life until the wife’s brutally assaulted — leading Cage’s character to accept an offer from a man to dispense immediate justice. He’s then pulled into an underground vigilante organization.

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