19 June, 2012 | By Jeremy Kay
LLeju Productions’ action comedy formerly known as The Baytown Disco stars Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria. Phase 4 plans a theatrical release in early 2013.
Phase 4’s Larry Greenberg and Katharyn Howe negotiated the deal with WME Global. Highland Film Group handles international sales.
Barry Battles directed from the Black List script he co-wrote with Griffin Hood about three ruthless Alabama brothers who invite trouble when they try to do a good deed. Production wrapped in Louisiana shortly before Cannes.
LLeju Production’s Bill Perkins financed and produced alongside Robert Teitel from State Street Pictures. Hood, Ryan Jones, Thomas J Busch and Mary Vernieu serve as executive producers.
“The Baytown Outlaws is an absolute crowd pleaser as it combines lots of action with sharp humour led by an amazing group of actors,” Phase 4 president and CEO Berry Meyerowitz said. “We are thrilled to join the team and share the film with audiences.”
“With Phase 4, we’ve found the perfect home for The Baytown Outlaws,” Perkins said. “Barry’s direction combined with brilliant performances from our cast, have resulted in an edgy, funny and highly entertaining and commercial film.”
Source: Screen Daily