The deal was announced at the Toronto Film Festival and is the second for four-month-old Saban Films, which launched just before the Cannes Film Festival and acquired Tommy Lee Jones’ “The Homesman” as its first movie.
“Tracers” reunited Lautner with “Twilight” producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment, who are producing with D. Scott Lumpkin.
Lautner plays a New York City bicycle messenger in debt to an organized crime gang. He’s lured into the world of parkour after crashing his bike into a sexy stranger (Avgeropoulos).
The film is directed by Daniel Benmayor (“Bruc”) and written by Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott.
Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated on behalf of Saban Films and WME Global on behalf of the producers.
Saban Films will release “The Homesman” in the U.S. with Roadside Attractions on Nov. 7.
The news was first reported by Deadline.com.