WWE Studios and Anchor Bay Films announced today that they have jointly acquired distribution rights in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia/New Zealand to Boss-Media’s Road to Paloma, Jason Momoa’s directorial debut.
In Road to Paloma, Momoa (“Game of Thrones,” Conan the Barbarian) stars as Robert Wolf, a Native American, who is being hotly pursued by the FBI for having taken the law into his own hands after a brutal injustice occurs when his mother is raped and killed on their reservation. Wolf crosses paths with Cash (Mollohan), a down and out musician, and an unlikely bond is formed as they motorcycle across the vast highways of the American West in search of redemption.
“Jason is a genuine triple threat with his writing, directing and, of course, acting talent. He has delivered a gritty, provocative and powerful film. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce it to audiences through our continued collaboration with our partners at Anchor Bay,” said President of WWE Studios, Michael Luisi.
Anchor Bays partnership with WWE Studios, which kicked off with last years release of ‘The Day’ and continued with ‘No One Lives,’ has been a perfect match, remarked Kevin Kasha, EVP of Worldwide Acquisitions and Co-Productions. With ‘Road to Paloma,’ were thrilled to partner again with WWE Studios and present Jason Momoas stunning feature directorial debut.
Additional cast members include Lisa Bonet (High Fidelity, “The Cosby Show”), Sarah Shahi (“Person of Interest,” Bullet to the Head), Michael Raymond-James (“True Blood,” Jack Reacher), Wes Studi (Last of the Mohicans, Avatar), Timothy V. Murphy (“Sons of Anarchy,” The Lone Ranger), and Chris Browning (“Sons of Anarchy,” The Book of Eli).
The film, which is set to release in the United States later this year, is produced by Momoa and Brian Andrew Mendozas Pride of Gypsies with Jamey Pryde serving as executive producer. Robert Homer Mollohan co-wrote the film with Jonathan Hirschbein and Momoa. Momoa is currently working on the latest, original scripted series by the Sundance Channel, “The Red Road,” in which he has been cast to play the lead role.
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