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Freestyle Releasing serves ‘Jinn’

Supernatural thriller is directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad

Freestyle Releasing has scooped U.S. theatrical rights to Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad’s supernatural thriller “Jinn,” it was announced Wednesday.

The deal was negotiated by Freestyle coprexy Mark Borde and acquisitions head Chris Charalambous with Richard Mandell and Najam Syed from the film’s Detroit production company Exxodus Pictures.

Pic was produced by Ahmad and Benjamin Dresser, and stars Ray Park, Faran Tahir, William Atherton, Serinda Swan, and Dominic Rains.

Richard Mandell, Najam Syed and Shahid Syed exec-produced the film for Exxodus. A release date will be announced in coming weeks.

The term “jinn” refers to powerful mythological creatures mentioned widely in Arabic folklore and Islamic mythology.

“The Exxodus team and I are very excited to be working with Freestyle Releasing on the film, especially with their experience and delivery model,” said Ahmad in a statement.

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