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Denise Richards-Dolph Lundgren Thriller ‘Altitude’ Sees Strong Sales

Aerial action thriller “Altitude,” starring Denise Richards, Dolph Lundgren and Chuck Liddell, has wrapped production after selling half a dozen key international territories, Variety has learned exclusively.

Taylor & Dodge, which launched sales at the Berlin Film Festival, has sold “Altitude” to Abbey Road Films for Eastern Europe, Another World Entertainment for Scandinavia, Central Park Films for Turkey, Gaga Corporation for Japan, Inopia Films for Spain, Notorious Pictures for Italy and Phoenicia Pictures International for the Middle East. Hollywood Media Bridge is handling the domestic rights.

Greer Grammer (“Awkward”) also stars in the airborne thriller about a team of thieves who hijack an airliner in search of diamonds stolen from them by a former cohort. Richards plays an FBI agent who forms an uncomfortable alliance with the hijackers’ target, a master thief, to save the passengers before it’s too late.

Alex Merkin directed from Jesse Mittelstadt’s script. “Altitude” started production on Feb. 1 in Los Angeles.

Producers are Richard Switzer, Tyler W. Konney, Jonathan DelPonte and Phillip B. Goldfine. Executive producers are James Macmillan, Jared Safier and Jonathan Lipnicki, who’s also featured in the film.

Richards is best known for being in “Starship Troopers,” “Wild Things,” “The World Is Not Enough” and the series “Denise Richards: It’s Complicated.”

Lundgren has starred in the three “Expendables” movies as Gunner Jensen. Lidell is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion.

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