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“A Score To Settle” – SCREENDAILY

Nicolas Cage to star in ‘A Score To Settle’

Nicolas-CageNicolas Cage has signed on to star in the action thriller A Score To Settle from Beautiful Boy director Shawn Ku. Highland Film Group represents worldwide rights and begins pre-sales at the AFM next week.

First Point Entertainment’s Lee Clay and Goldrush Entertainment’s Eric Gozlan will produce, with Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier on board as executive producers.

A Score To Settle stars Cage as a convicted mob enforcer battling a terminal illness, who is released from prison for a crime he did not commit and sets out on a path of vengeance. John Newman and Christian Swegal wrote the screenplay.

Cage stars in the horror thriller Mom And Dad that recently premiered in Toronto and is in post on #211and Looking Glass, which Highland Film Group is also selling.

Highland’s sales includes: John Moore’s The Manuscript starring Morgan Freeman; Berlin, I Love Youwith Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna, Orlando Bloom, Sophie Turner, Jack Huston, Patrick Dempsey, Renee Zellweger, and Jenna Dewan Tatum; and Vaughn Stein’sTerminal starring Margot Robbie.

The roster includes Jon Avnet’s Three Christs starring Richard Gere; Eric Bress’ supernatural psychological thriller Ghosts Of War starring Brenton Thwaites; Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; and Scott Mann’s Final Score with Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan.

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“A Score to Settle” Variety

Nicolas Cage to Star in Action-Thriller ‘A Score to Settle’

In a pre-American Film Market deal, Nicolas Cage has come on board to star in the independent action thriller “A Score to Settle.”

Highland Film Group will introduce the project to international buyers during theAmerican Film Market, which opens Nov. 1 in Santa Monica, Calif.

“A Score to Settle” will be directed by Shawn Ku, winner of the Toronto Film Festival’s Discovery Award for his debut feature “Beautiful Boy.” The script is written by John Newman and Christian Swegal.

Cage will play a convicted mob enforcer battling a terminal illness. He’s released from prison many years after taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit and sets out on a path for revenge against the people who wronged him.

Producers are First Point Entertainment’s Lee Clay (“Rememory”) and Goldrush Entertainment’s Eric Gozlan, who teamed with Ku on “Beautiful Boy.” Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier are executive producing.

Cage recently starred in the horror-thriller “Mom and Dad,” which world premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto Film Festival last month. He is currently in post-production on “#211” and “Looking Glass,” which Highland Film Group is also selling.

Cage is represented by CAA, Link Entertainment, and Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, Laviolette, Feldman, Schenkman & Goodman. Ku is repped by Paradigm Talent Agency, Field Entertainment, and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.

 

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“A Score to Settle” The Hollywood Reporter

First Point and Goldrush Entertainment will produce.

Nicolas Cage will topline A Score to Settle, an action thriller from director Shawn Ku.

A Score to Settle follows a convicted mob enforcer (Cage) battling a terminal illness. When he is released from prison many years after taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit, he sets out on a path for revenge against the people who wronged him.

Lee Clay will produce for First Point Entertainment and Eric Gozlan will produce for his Goldrush Entertainment banner.

Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier are executive producing via Highland Film Group, which will introduce the project to international buyers during the American Film Market.

Cage, who was last seen in TIFF Midnight Madness selection Mom and Dad, is repped by CAA, LINK and Patrick Knapp at Bloom Hergott. Ku is repped by Paradigm, Field Entertainment and Morris Yorn.

 

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“A Score to Settle” – Deadline

Nicolas Cage Has ‘A Score To Settle’ In Action Thriller From Highland Film Group – AFM

Nicolas Cage is set to star in Highland Film Group’s action thriller A Score To Settle, from Beautiful Boy director Shawn Ku. Cage stars as Frank, a convicted mob enforcer battling a terminal illness who is released from prison many years after taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit. Now free, he sets out on a path for revenge against the people who wronged him.

John Newman and Christian Swegal wrote the script, which will be produced by Lee Clay (No Good Deed) of First Point Entertainment and Goldrush Entertainment’s Eric Gozlan (Beautiful Boy). Highland Film Group will present the project to buyers at the American Film Market, which takes place next month. Highland’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier serve as exec producers.

Cage, an Oscar winner for his role in Leaving Las Vegas, has a hefty slate of upcoming films including the horror comedy Mom and Dad, which world premiered at the Toronto Film Festival; action film #211; and Looking Glass, which Highland is also selling.

Cage is repped by CAA, LINK Entertainment, and Bloom, Hergott, Diemer. Ku is with Paradigm, Field Entertainment, and Morris, Yorn, Barnes.

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