Lionsgate, Grindstone Extend Slate Deal with Emmett/Furla Films

Pact has included movies with Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Lionsgate and its Grindstone Entertainment Group have renewed a slate deal with Emmett/Furla Films to cover an additional 10 films, the partners said Thursday. 

The collaboration between the Hollywood mini-major and the film producer has included such titles as "Set Up," starring Bruce Willis and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson; "Freelancers," starring Robert De Niro and Forrest Whitaker; "The Frozen Ground," starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack; and "Empire State," with Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Emmett/Furla and Lionsgate are also producing "The Tomb," an upcoming thriller starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"Grindstone has been an important supplier of content for our filmed entertainment business in recent years, and their pipeline of commercially exciting, quality films from Emmett/Furla has been a key element of their success," Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President Steve Beeks said in a statement.