AFM: John Cusack-Thomas Jane’s ‘Drive Hard’ Gets U.S. Distribution

John Cusack Drive Hard Distribution
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Actioner has been shot in Australia

In a deal on the second day of the American Film Market, Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to the actioner “Drive Hard,” starring John Cusack and Thomas Jane.

Voltage Pictures is selling international markets at AFM.

“Drive Hard” recently finished production in Australia and is set for a theatrical release next year.

Brian Trenchard-Smith directed from a screenplay by Chad Law and Evan Law, in which Cusack portrays an American thief who arrives in a foreign country in need of a getaway driver. Rather than recruit one from the underworld, he takes a driving lesson from former Formula 1 champion, played by Jane, then robs a bank during the lesson.

The deal was negotiated by Bill Bromiley, Mark Ward and Michael Bayer on behalf of Image Entertainment, and Network Pictures’ Dan Grodnick on behalf of the filmmakers.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading