Jason Ritter’s Crime Thriller ‘7 Minutes’ Acquired by Starz Digital Media

Jay Martin’s directorial debut also stars Luke Mitchell, Leven Rambin and Kris Kristofferson

Starz Digital Media has acquired all North American rights to Jay Martin’s crime thriller “7 Minutes” and will release the film theatrically and on VOD this summer.

“7 Minutes,” which premiered at the Austin Film Festival in October, marks the directorial debut of Martin, a veteran music video director who also wrote the screenplay.

The film stars Luke Mitchell, Jason Ritter, Leven Rambin (“The Hunger Games”), Kris Kristofferson and Zane Holtz, and it was produced by Jacob Aaron Estes, Jim Hart, Jacob Mosler and Whitewater Films’ Rick Rosenthal.

The story follows Sam (Mitchell), Mike (Ritter) and Owen (Holtz), who are forced by circumstance to commit a brazen robbery. As each minute of the event unfolds, the stakes are pushed higher and higher. What begins as a simple plan — ‘in and out in seven minutes’ — quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death.

“Jay has made a unique crime movie packed with twists and incredible performances,” said Kevin Kasha, head of acquisitions for Starz. “Audiences are in for a thrilling and unforgettable ride.”

“The whole team paddled long and hard on ‘7 Minutes,’” added Rosenthal. “So we are truly excited to join Starz Digital to launch our film.”

Starz Digital Media’s recent releases include Simon and Zeke Hawkins’ “Bad Turn Worse” starring Jeremy Allen White, Logan Huffman, Mackenzie Davis and Mark Pellegrino; Jennifer M. Kroot’s “To Be Takei” featuring George and Brad Takei, and Clark Gregg’s “Trust Me” starring Gregg, Amanda Peet, Saxon Sharbino and Felicity Huffman. Upcoming titles include Bert Marcus’ documentary “Champs” with Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins, and Amy Berg’s “Every Secret Thing” starring Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Banks.

Martin is represented by APA and Circle of Confusion.