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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Chris Pine ("Star Trek") To Star In "VIOLENCE OF ACTION" From Thunder Road and 30WEST




LONDON, UK (May 10, 2019) — Box-office powerhouse Chris Pine (Wonder Woman, Star Trek) is set to star in the upcoming non-stop action-thriller Violence of Action from Thunder Road Films and 30WEST. Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident) will direct from a script written by J.P. Davis. Principal photography on the film is set to commence this Fall.

After being involuntarily discharged from the Marines, James Reed (Pine) joins a paramilitary organization in order to support his family in the only way he knows how. Reed travels to Poland with his elite team on a black ops mission to investigate a mysterious threat.  Barely into his first assignment, Reed finds himself alone and hunted in Eastern Europe, where he must fight to stay alive long enough to get home and uncover the true motives of those who betrayed him.

Pine has emerged as one of the most successful stars working today, with starring roles in Wonder Woman, which took over $800 million worldwide and the recent Star Trek trilogy which grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide.

Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing with 30WEST fully financing the film.  30WEST’s Dan Friedkin, Micah Green and Dan Steinman will executive produce along with Jonathan Fuhrman, Tom Lassally, and Josh Bratman.

STXinternational, a division of STX Entertainment, is handling international distribution for the highly anticipated film, as well as directly distributing in the UK and Ireland. The company will present the project to buyers at the upcoming Marche du Film.  CAA Media Finance and 30WEST are co-repping US rights.

Pine is repped by CAA, John Carrabino Management, and Gendler & Kelly. Saleh is represented by CAA, Magnolia Entertainment, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.

About 30WEST
30WEST provides capital and strategic guidance to high caliber creative projects and forward-thinking companies operating throughout popular culture.  Its media practice works with filmmakers to guide every stage of creative packaging, production, sales, distribution and licensing in order to maximize production quality and audience reach.  30WEST was founded in 2017 and earlier this year acquired a majority stake in fast rising film distributor, NEON.

30WEST recently stormed Sundance selling its workplace comedy Late Night starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson to Amazon Studios in what is the largest US deal in Sundance history. The company financed with FilmNation.  Other recent 30WEST projects include Chris Smith’s FYRE, the Vice and FuckJerry-produced doc feature it sold to Netflix, Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman, Peter Hedges’ Ben is Back, starring Julia Roberts and the Joanna Hogg’s forthcoming The Souvenir, which the company sold to A24 before its spectacular Sundance debut.

About STXinternational

STXinternational is a division of STX Entertainment, a global, next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, VR, digital video, music and live entertainment content.  It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises.

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