Saban Films Takes North American Rights to Sean Penn's THE LAST FACE10:00 AM
Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to "The Last Face," directed by two-time Academy Award® Winner Sean Penn (Into the Wild).
Set against the devastating backdrop of war-torn Liberia, "The Last Face" centers on a love affair between Dr. Wren Petersen (Theron), the director of an international aid organization and Dr. Miguel Leon (Bardem), a relief-aid doctor.
“This is a thought-provoking film with unrivaled star-power and commanding performances,” Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said. “The Last Face is full of heart, intense emotion and complexity. Sean’s unmatched talent and passion for this project truly come through.”River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad produced the film alongside, FilmHaven Entertainments’ Matt Palmieri, and Bill Gerber.
Saban Films recently acquired Zack Weldon’s feature debut Come and Find Me starring Emmy Award Winner Aaron Paul and Annabelle Wallis, and Walter Hill’s (Re) Assignment, which will make its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, starring Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia.
Since the company’s launch in 2014, Saban Films has released "The Homesman" starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank; Tracers starring Taylor Lautner; Philip Martin’s The Forger starring John Travolta; American Heist starring Hayden Christensen and Adrien Brody; Some Kind of Beautiful starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba; Man Up starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell; MI-5 starring Kit Harington; Alex and Benjamin Brewer’s The Trust starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood; Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for the King starring Tom Hanks; sci-fi horror film Cell starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson; and I Am Wrath with John Travolta.
About Saban Films
Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America. Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as president, Shanan Becker, Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Director of Business Development.