Nicolas Cage Crime Thriller ‘The Trust’ Acquired by Saban Films

Ben Brewer and Alex Brewer will direct the film from a screenplay Ben co-wrote with Adam Hirsch

Last Updated: November 6, 2014 @ 3:57 PM

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to the upcoming Nicolas Cage crime thriller “The Trust,” it was announced Thursday.

Ben Brewer and Alex Brewer will direct the film from a script Ben co-wrote with Adam Hirsch. Pre-production is currently under way, with shooting slated to take place in Las Vegas.

“The Trust” follows two crooked cops who discover a hidden safe, the contents of which will lead them down a deadly road of corruption. With each shocking twist and every deadly turn, the pair are left fighting for their lives with no one left to trust — not even themselves.

“The script for ‘The Trust’ was incredibly captivating and tells such a riveting story,” said Saban Films president Bill Bromiley. “Audiences everywhere will love Nicolas Cage in this role and it’s a great addition to the Saban Films portfolio.”

Molly Hassell and Braxton Pope are producing “The Trust,” which is a Hassell Free Production in association with Electric Shadow Fund, which is providing financing. Mike Nilon will executive produce along with HFG’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier. Highland Film Group is handling the worldwide sales for the film.

Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated on behalf of Saban Films and Highland Film Group (HFG) on behalf of the producers.

Saban Films will release its first acquisition — Tommy Lee Jones‘ “The Homesman” — on Nov. 14 in partnership with Roadside Attractions. Hilary Swank also stars in the film, which will screen at AFI Festival on Nov. 11.

Saban Films recently acquired U.S. rights to John Travolta‘s “The Forger,” Taylor Lautner’s action-thriller “Tracers” and the indie “American Heist” starring Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody and Jordana Brewster.