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Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland’s ‘Forsaken’ Acquired by Momentum Pictures

Western starring father-son acting duo will have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Western “Forsaken” starring Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland has been acquired by Momentum Pictures, the company announced Monday.

Demi Moore also stars with the father-son actors in the film, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Wednesday, Sept. 16. No release date has been set.

Set in 1872, “Forsaken” follows John Henry Clayton (Kiefer Sutherland), who retires as a gunfighter and returns to his hometown of Fowler, Wyoming, in hope of repairing his relationship with his estranged father, Reverend Clayton (Donald Sutherland).

However, he soon learns that the town is in turmoil, as the railroad will be coming through the area and a criminal gang is terrorizing ranchers who refuse to sell their land. John Henry is the only one who can stop them, but his father does not want his son to return to a life of violence.

Brian Cox, Michael Wincott, Greg Ellis and Aaron Poole co-star in “Forsaken,” which was written by Brad Mirman and directed by Jon Cassar.

It was produced by Kevin DeWalt, Josh Miller, Bill Marks, Gary Howsam and Isabella Marchese Ragona.

“We have seen great success with westerns in the past and are excited to have a film of this caliber on our release slate,” said Berry Meyerowitz, President of Momentum Pictures, in a statement. “It’s the first time this father-son acting duo has starred in a feature film together, so we look forward to bringing the movie to U.S. audiences.”