Open Road Films Acquires “Collide,” with Ben Kingsley and Nicholas Hoult for an April 1st Release

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – October 17, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — Just announced! Open Road Films has acquired action thriller “Collide” for U.S. distribution from prolific independent entertainment studio IM Global, it was jointly announced today by Open Road Films CEO Tom Ortenberg and IM Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford. The pair also announced that the film will hit theatres nationwide April 1, 2016.

The film, directed by Eran Creevy (“Welcome to the Punch,” “Shifty”), stars Nicholas Hoult (“Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Warm Bodies,” “X-Men First Class”), Academy Award® nominee Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” and the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”), and Academy Award® winners Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley.

The feature shot entirely in Germany with support from DFFF, the German Federal Film Fund (Deutsche Filmförderfonds) and NRW, the North Rhine-Westphalia funding entity (Film- und Medienstiftung NRW).

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In “Collide,” a young American couple Casey (Hoult) and Juliette (Jones) are plunged into an adrenaline- pumping game of cat and mouse across Germany when they find themselves caught between two ruthless feuding criminals (Hopkins and Kingsley).
The film will also feature a soundtrack on Republic Records featuring an upcoming single from Tiësto and the Chainsmokers.

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The film is one of several upcoming releases from vibrant indie studio IM Global, including their self- financed “The Secret in Their Eyes,” the thriller directed by Billy Ray starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts (releasing wide via STX on November 20); and self-financed “Fifty Shades of Black,” the parody comedy from Marlon Wayans and the team that created “A Haunted House” franchise, “Scary Movie” and “White Chicks,” which Open Road will release wide in the U.S. on January 29, 2016.

The company is also a co-financier of STX’s upcoming “The Free State of Jones,” the epic Civil War action drama starring Matthew McConaughey and directed by Gary Ross, and of Cross Creek’s World War II true story “Hacksaw Ridge”, from director Mel Gibson starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington, which will be released by Summit / Lionsgate in the U.S.


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