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Arclight Films and Pure Dopamine have closed multiple sales for the Nicolas Cage-Willem Dafoe crime thriller “Dog Eat Dog.”

“Dog Eat Dog” is directed by Paul Schrader.

Louisa Krause (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Reynaldo Gallegos (“Sons of Anarcy”), Christopher Matthew Cook and Omar J. Dorsey (“Selma”) also star. The film is currently in post-production and Arclight Films is showing footage to distributors for the first time at the EFM in Berlin.

Recently closed deals include France (Metropolitan); Germany (KSM); Spain (Inopia); Turkey (Aqua Pinema); U.K. (Signature); CIS (Top Film); Eastern Europe (Freeman Film Trade); India (Viswaas); and Latin America (Imagem).

“Dog Eat Dog” is based on the book of the same name by Eddie Bunker. Matt Wilder and Schrader adapted the script about a trio of  ex-cons, deep in the underbelly of Los Angeles, who are hired for a kidnapping. When the botched abduction goes awry and gets completely out of control, the cons find themselves on the run.

Mark Earl Burman of Pure Dopamine is producing. Exec producers are Gary Hamilton, Don Rivers, Tim Peternel, Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield.

The producers introduced the project with Cage attached at Cannes.

“’Dog Eat Dog’ has all the elements of a global commercial hit and we’re thrilled to be drumming up sales at the start of EFM,” said Gary Hamilton, managing director of Arclight Films and an executive producer on the project.

Burman said, “Our cast brought their A-game and at the end of the day, we have a fantastic product – a suspenseful, dark and gritty, yet sardonically humorous film that will keep global audiences on the edge of their seats.”

Cage is repped by CAA and Link Entertainment. Cage is also represented by attorneys Jake Bloom and Patrick Knapp at Bloom Hergott.

Dafoe is repped by Frank Fratteroli of Circle of Confusion and CAA. Schrader is repped by Parseghian Planco, and Jeff Berg at Resolution. Edward Bunker and his Estate are represented by Jeanne Field at Windfall Management.

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