Film unit acquires international rights to Shepard's comedy
Exclusive Media Group has acquired international rights to Dax Shepard’s romantic comedy “Outrun,” currently in post-production, which it will sell at the American Film Market.Pic is written and directed by Shepard, who co-directs with David Palmer, and stars with Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper and Tom Arnold. The ensemble cast includes Kristin Chenoweth, Beau Bridges, David Koechner, Michael Rosenbaum, Joy Bryant and Ryan Hansen. Producers are Andrew Panay, Nate Tuck, Kim Waltrip and Jim Casey. Shepard plays an ex-getaway driver living under an assumed identity in central California. He agrees to break the rules of his witness protection and drive his girlfriend (played by Bell) to Los Angeles so that she can land her dream job. When the authorities and his former gang (led by Cooper’s character) learn he is back behind the wheel, they hit the road to chase him down. Head of production Tobin Armbrust acquired the film on behalf of Exclusive. Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler and Feldman acted on behalf of the filmmakers.