Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired all worldwide rights to Kevin Bray’s gang action thriller Linewatch starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Omari Hardwick and Evan Ross.
Gooding plays Michael Dixon, a one-time Los Angeles gang member who escapes his neighborhood to become a respected U.S. border patrol officer in New Mexico. But his peaceful life with his wife and daughter is threatened when a chance encounter leads the gang’s psychotic leader, Drake (Hardwick), to his door, forcing Dixon to take extreme measures to protect his family.
Ross plays Dixon’s nephew Little Boy, who sought out Drake as a surrogate father when Dixon disappeared and finds himself in the middle of their conflict. Sharon Leal plays Dixon’s wife.
Sony is eyeing a 2008 theatrical release for the Motion Picture Corporation of America production, shot on location this summer in New Mexico. The film is directed by Bray (Walking Tall, All About the Benjamins), written by David W. Warfield (Ocean Park, Kill Me Again) and produced by Brad Krevoy and Reuben Liber of MPCA and Karri O’Reilly.