Saban Films Acquires Crime Drama ‘SHOT CALLER’ Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Saban Films announced that they’ve acquired the North American distribution rights to director Ric Roman Waugh’s new crime drama, SHOT CALLER. Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Emory Cohen, Omari Hardwick and Benjamin Bratt.
Also written by Waugh, Shot Caller follows a newly released prison gangster who is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
Bill Bromiley, Saban Films President said:
“SHOT CALLER is raw, gritty, expectedly crafted and perfectly cast. We could not be more proud to partner with Bold Films and Participant Media to bring this important film to audiences across North America.”
Jonathan King, Participant Media said:
“Participant values our ongoing relationship with Ric, and we hope that SHOT CALLER extends the conversations around criminal justice reform that we started with our previous movies together, SNITCH. We are excited to be working for the first time with the strong team at Saban Films.”
Gary Michael Walters of Bold Films said:
“Ric evoked a powerful performance from Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Saban’s commitment to and passion for this material makes them the perfect home for SHOT CALLER.”
Waugh produced the film under his Cadre Filmworks banner alongside Jonathan King for Participant Media and Bold Films’ Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters. Bold Films’ Jeffrey Stott and Lisa Zambri, Rhodes Entertainment’s Matthew Rhodes and Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll executive produce.