Saban Films Acquiring Action-Thriller American Heist

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Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc., announced today that Saban Films is closing in on a deal to acquire the U.S. distribution rights to Sarik Andreasyan action-thriller American Heist, starring Hayden Christensen, Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles and Aliaune “Akon” Thiam. The film had its world premiere last night at the Toronto International Film Festival.

At Toronto, Saban Films has also acquired John Travolta’s The Forger and the action-thriller Tracers, starring Taylor Lautner and Marie Avgeropoulos from Temple Hill Entertainment.

“We were eager to see ‘American Heist’ coming into Toronto and the film lived up to our expectations. It’s just the type of commercial talent driven film we are looking for at Saban,” said Saban Films President Bill Bromiley.

Glacier Films’ Tove Christensen said: “Sarik pulled together a very exhilarating and commercial film with a brilliant ensemble cast. We are excited to be in business with Saban Films and make a deal in our hometown of Toronto.”

Written by Raul Inglis, American Heist follows two brothers with troubled pasts who become embroiled in a high-stakes bank robbery.

American Heist is a Glacier Films production in association with Maple Leaf Capital, Primeridian Entertainment and NGN Productions. The film is produced by Glacier’s Tove Christensen, Georgy Malkov, Sarik Andreasyan, Gevond Andreasyan and Vladimir Poliakov. Executive producers include Michael Wexler, George Castrounis, Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody, Aliaune “Akon” Thiam, Jojo Ryder, Arcadiy Golubovich, Jack Nasser and Joseph Nasser.