Vertigo Releasing is pleased to announce the acquisition of INFAMOUS, a crime-heist starring Bella Thorne and GHOSTS OF WAR, a World War Two action-horror. They are to be released across digital platforms on 6th July and 17th July respectively in the UK and Ireland, before being released in Australia and New Zealand via their partnership with Rialto Distribution. The deals were negotiated by Edward Caffrey from Vertigo Releasing, Kelly Rogers of Rialto Distribution and Todd Olsson from Highland Film Group who are handling international sales on both projects.
Bella Thorne in Infamous
Rupert Preston, CEO of Vertigo, said that the team at Vertigo are “thrilled to be in business with Highland Film Group and unleashing two quality, commercial films to audiences this summer.”
Rogers said, “We’re excited to be in business with Highland Film Group team on these commercial, high-calibre, powerful films aimed at broad audiences, and to be working closely with our incredible partners at Vertigo, and Roadshow in Australia. We have the dream team down under!”. Olsson added, “INFAMOUS and GHOSTS OF WAR are two of our favourites and they turned out fantastic. Perfectly suited to handle these films in the UK and Australia/ New Zealand, Vertigo and Rialto are brilliant with the marketing and handling of solid commercial fare like these unique titles. We couldn’t be more excited to be working with the teams on some very cool movies.”
INFAMOUS is written and directed by Joshua Caldwell (Negative) and stars Bella Thorne (Assassination Nation, The Babysitter), Jake Manley (The Order, Midway) and Amber Riley (Glee). The film follows young lovers Arielle (Thorne) and Dean (Manley) after they leave small-town Florida and begin terrorizing the southland by committing a series of armed robberies which they share on social media.
GHOSTS OF WAR is written and directed by Eric Bress (The Butterfly Effect) and stars Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, Home and Away), Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Billy Zane (Curfew, The Boys). The film follows five American soldiers who are assigned to hold a French Chateau previously occupied by Nazi high command near the end of World War Two. Soon their respite descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.
INFAMOUS and GHOSTS OF WAR will be released across digital platforms in the UK and Ireland on 6th July and 17th July respectively.