Anchor Bay Films announced today the acquisition of Small Time, starring Christopher Meloni (42, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Bridget Moynahan (I, Robot, Lord of War) and Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad,” Little Miss Sunshine). Written and directed by Joel Surnow, Emmy Award-winner and co-creator of the hit series “24,” Small Time is his debut feature film and loosely based on his real life experiences.
“'Small Time' is a real gem for us and we’re really looking forward to working with Joel,” commented Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Co-Productions. “The team loves this film and we are excited to be distributing it.”
“'Small Time' is a very personal film and has been a labor of love for everyone who worked on it,” said Surnow. “Kevin Kasha and his talented team at Anchor Bay share our passion for the film and have high expectations for its performance. I feel very fortunate to have them as partners.”
Shot in 20 days in and around Los Angeles, Small Time chronicles the story of Al Klein, the owner of a used car lot who is at a crossroad in his life. He still pines for his ex-wife, Barbara; his business partner, Ash Martini, is a good-time Charlie who refuses to grow up and his son, Freddy, the love of his life, has just graduated high school. Klein’s life gets thrown into a tailspin when Freddy announces he wants to punt college and move in with dad so he can become a salesman at the car lot. small time co-stars Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Xander Berkeley (Terminator 2, “24”) and Kevin Nealon (“Weeds,” Anger Management).
Small Time is an Asylum Entertainment production, produced by K.C. Warnke. Stan E. Hubbard, Jonathan Koch, Steve Michaels, Lawrence Rogow and Colleen Surnow executive produced the film.