Arclight Films is proud to announce the world market premiere of SHANGRI-LA SUITE, the new dark dramatic thriller starring EMILY BROWNING (POMPEII, SLEEPING BEAUTY, SUCKER PUNCH) and LUKE GRIMES (FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, AMERICAN SNIPER, TAKEN 2) as well as ASHLEY GREENE (THE TWILIGHT SAGA) and RON LIVINGSTON (BOARDWALK EMPIRE, OFFICE SPACE, SWINGERS) in Cannes. The film is currently in post-production and Arclight Films will be showing first-look footage to distributors in Cannes.
“We’re extremely excited to be introducing such an enthralling film as SHANGRI-LA SUITE to buyers in Cannes for the very first time,” said Clay Epstein, SVP Sales and Acquisitions for Arclight Films. “The film is incredibly entertaining with major worldwide appeal – it’s fun, captivating, thrilling and Browning and Grimes’ chemistry is off the charts. To say this is a sexy film doesn’t even begin to describe their chemistry.”
The cast members of SHANGRI-LA SUITE are all able to claim impressive and formidable followings, resumes and combined box office earnings into the billions of dollars (US). Livingston made a name for himself and earned a major cult following with his roles in OFFICE SPACE and SWINGERS and boasts lifetime box office earnings of more than $425M (US). Browning followed suit with her roles in films like SUCKER PUNCH, SLEEPING BEAUTY and POMPEII and already has box office earnings nearing the $300M (US) mark. Grimes also boasts a consistently growing fan-base since that has achieved a massive boost after his latest starring-role in FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. The film’s sequel has already been announced with Grimes back in the lead as the formidable Elliot Grey.
SHANGRI-LA SUITE tells the story of the offbeat star-crossed lovers, Jack (GRIMES) and Karen (BROWNING), and their dark adventure on the road to Los Angeles. After breaking out of the mental institution where they met, the two love birds leave behind a trail of dead bodies to help Jack fulfill what he thinks is his personal life mission: assassinating his idol, Elvis Presley.
“We are very excited to be working with Arclight on SHANGRI-LA SUITE,” said producer Matthew Perniciaro. “Eddie has created a bold, unique and stunning film highlighted by wonderful performances from Emily, Luke and Ron and Arclight Films’ enthusiasm for it has been unmatched. We look forward to working with them to bring it to the international marketplace."
The film is directed by Eddie O’Keefe from a script by O’Keefe and Chris Hutton. Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro of Bow and Arrow Entertainment produced SHANGRI-LA SUITE with Tariq Merhab of Anonymous Content in co-production with Haven Entertainment, Bona Fide and Freedom Media Capital.
Arclight Films is one of the world’s leading international sales companies for theatrical, television and home video. Arclight Films has sold over 300 motion pictures including the Best Picture Oscar® winner CRASH, and Golden Globe® Best Picture Nominee BOBBY.
Arclight Films additionally encompasses subsidiary labels Darclight Films, the edgy genre-driven division of the company whose films include the worldwide horror hit WOLF CREEK, action thriller BAIT 3D and a current slate that includes WOLF CREEK 2, and Easternlight, a specialty arm showcasing Asian cinema with the largest film library of any non Asian-based indie film label. Films sold under the Easternlight banner include the worldwide blockbuster FORBIDDEN KINGDOM starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, 14 BLADES starring Donnie Yen, legendary auteur Chen Kaige's SACRIFICE.
The latest additions to Easternlight include SNOW GIRL AND THE DARK CRYSTAL starring Li Bingbing, OUTCAST starring Nicholas Cage, SPECIAL ID starring Donnie Yen, BADGES OF FURY starring Jet Li and Cannes Film Festival “Directors Fortnight” official selection and Toronto International Film Festival Gala Selection DANGEROUS LIASIONS starring Zhang Ziyi, Cecilia Cheung and Jang Dong Gun.
Some of the latest additions to the Arclight Films’ slate include PREDESTINATION starring Ethan Hawke now in release through Sony Pictures, LAST KNIGHTS starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman, RECLAIM starring John Cusack, now in release through Lions Gate, and Australian Blockbuster PAPER PLANES starring Sam Worthington.
Arclight Films maintains a presence at all major motion picture and television festivals and markets with offices in Los Angeles, Sydney, Hong Kong, Beijing and Toronto.
Founded in 2014 by longtime independent film producers Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman, Bow and Arrow Entertainment has gained recognition by producing award winning documentary and narrative feature films, as well as providing an independent financing platform for both emerging and established filmmakers to bring new stories to the medium of film.
Current films include 2015 Berlinale and SXSW entry ONE AND TWO, from director Andrew Droz Palermo; SHANGRI-LA SUITE from director Eddie O’Keefe; GRASS STAINS from director Kyle Wilamowski; JOSHY, from director Jeff Baena; KICKS, from filmmaker Justin Tipping; CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER from director Brady Corbet; Rob Zombie’s newest film 31; MALFUNCTIONS AND COINCIDENCES from writer/director Michael Angarano; OG, a documentary on NYC skateboarding legend, Harry Jumonji, from director Erica Hill and MARVEL 75 YEARS: FROM PULP TO POP documenting the 75 year history of the legendary comic book company.
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Source: Arclight Films