RLJ Entertainment Acquires The Kurt Russell Western "BONE TOMAHAWK"

First acquisition under the RLJ Entertainment brand, previously Image Entertainment

Aug 05, 2015, 12:34 ET from RLJ Entertainment, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) has acquired all U.S. & Canadian rights to the Caliber Media western BONE TOMAHAWK.  Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler, BONE TOMAHAWK stars Kurt Russell (Tombstone, Hateful Eight), Patrick Wilson (Insidious, TV's "Fargo"), Matthew Fox (Alex Cross, TV's "Lost"), Lili Simmons ("True Detective", "Banshee"), and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Olive Kitteridge). Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment's Chief Acquisitions Officer, made the announcement today. BONE TOMAHAWK marks the first title acquired under the RLJ Entertainment brand. RLJ Entertainment, Inc. previously released its theatrical titles under the Image Entertainment brand, which RLJE purchased in 2012.

"We are proud to be bringing this thrilling film to US audiences this year," said Ward.  "With S. Craig Zahler's uncompromising vision and the raw performances from the incredible cast, there is no doubt that BONE TOMAHAWK will be an instant classic."

When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Russell), sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy.

Produced by Dallas Sonnier, Jack Heller, and Gregory Zuk of Caliber Media (Dark Was the Night, Some Kind of Hate) and executive produced by the Fyzz Facility's Wayne Marc Godfrey (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects) and David Gilbrey (Red vs. Dead), the deal was negotiated by CAA, UTA, and Caliber on behalf of the filmmakers and Mark Ward and Grace Santos on behalf of RLJ Entertainment.

Recent RLJ Entertainment films, released under its Image Entertainment brand, include The Rewrite with Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei and written & directed by Marc Lawrence; and The Cobbler with Adam Sandler, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Steve Buscemi and written & directed by Tom McCarthy.  Upcoming RLJ Entertainment theatrical releases include Burying the Ex starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Green, Alexandra Daddario and directed by Joe Dante; and Dark was the Night with Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas.

Contact: Bone Tomahawk PR: Katrina Wan / (323) 240-9996 / katrina@katrinawanpr.com  RLJ Entertainment: Chad Campbell / (301) 830-6203 / ccampbell@rljentertainment.com

ABOUT RLJ ENTERTAINMENT RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premier independent owner, developer, licensee, and distributor of entertainment content and programming in primarily North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. RLJE is a leader in numerous genres including feature films and urban with distinct content via its owned and distributed brands such as Acorn (British TV), Acacia (fitness), Athena (documentaries), and Madacy (gift sets). These titles are distributed in multiple formats including broadcast television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, and digital streaming.

Through Acorn Productions, its UK production arm, RLJE owns all rights to the hit UK mystery series Foyle's War and is developing new programs. RLJE owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited, which manages the intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the greatest works of mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic sleuths Miss Marple and Poirot.

RLJE leverages its management experience to acquire, distribute and monetize existing and original content for its many distribution channels, including its branded digital subscription channels, Acorn TV, AcaciaTV, and UMC – Urban Movie Channel, and engages distinct audiences with programming that appeals directly to their unique viewing interests. Through its proprietary e-commerce web sites and print catalogs for the Acorn and Acacia brands, RLJE has direct contacts and billing relationships with millions of consumers. For more information, please visit www.RLJEntertainment.com

ABOUT CALIBER MEDIA Caliber Media is a production studio founded by Jack Heller and Dallas Sonnier primarily to produce independent feature films.  Caliber's title DARK WAS THE NIGHT (which Heller directed) is currently in theaters and on VOD.  The company's upcoming titles include Adam Egypt Mortimer's SOME KIND OF HATE (which premiered at the Stanley Film Festival and recently screened at Fantasia International Film Festival), Eli Morgan Gesner's CONDEMNED starring Dylan Penn, and CHUCK HANK AND THE SAN DIEGO TWINS, the Coatwolf follow up to BELLFLOWER.  Recent company credits include BAD MILO presented by the Duplass Brothers, and Lionsgate's ENTER NOWHERE (also directed by Heller).

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