“Wonder Woman” star Chris Pine is set to star in the action-thriller “Violence of Action” from Thunder Road Films and 30West, which will be presented to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.
Tarik Saleh (“The Nile Hilton Incident”) will direct from a script written by J.P. Davis. Principal photography will begin this fall.
After being involuntarily discharged from the Marines, James Reed (Pine) joins a paramilitary organization in order to support his family in the only way he knows how. Reed travels to Poland with his elite team on a black ops mission to investigate a mysterious threat. Barely into his first assignment, Reed finds himself alone and hunted in Eastern Europe, where he must fight to stay alive long enough to get home and uncover the true motives of those who betrayed him.
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Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing with 30WEST fully financing the film. 30WEST’s Dan Friedkin, Micah Green and Dan Steinman will executive produce along with Jonathan Fuhrman, Tom Lassally and Josh Bratman.
CAA Media Finance and 30West are co-repping U.S. rights to the film at Cannes, and STXinternational, a division of STX Entertainment, is handling international sales and is directly distributing in the UK and Ireland.
Pine will next be seen in “Wonder Woman 1984.” He’s repped by CAA, John Carrabino Management, and Gendler & Kelly. Saleh is represented by CAA, Magnolia Entertainment, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.