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Nicolas Cage Thriller ‘Mandy’ Goes to RLJ Entertainment

Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache also star

RLJE Films has acquired all U.S. rights to the Nicolas Cage action-thriller “Mandy,” the company announced Thursday.

Panos Cosmatos (“Beyond the Black Rainbow”) wrote and directed the film, which premiered at January’s Sundance Film Festival.

RLJE Films plans a summer theatrical release for the film, which also stars Andrea Riseborough (“Battle of the Sexes”) and Linus Roache (“Vikings”).

The film follows outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom who lead a loving and peaceful existence until their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand. Red is then catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.

SpectreVision, XYZ Films, and Umedia produced the film, which was financed by Umedia and Piccadilly Pictures with additional support from Wallimage. The score was composed by Johann Johannsson.

“The best reviewed movie at Sundance is also one of Cage’s most extraordinary performances, reinvigorating our love and appreciation of him,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer at RLJE Films. “Panos’ is a truly visionary filmmaker and we are beyond excited to unleash ‘Mandy’ to the masses.”