NEW YORK, NY – July 27, 2017 – Bleecker Street announced it has secured U.S. distribution rights to director Brad Anderson’s political thriller HIGH WIRE ACT, written by Tony Gilroy and starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike. The film is produced by Mike Weber of Radar Pictures, Tony Gilroy, and Shivani Rawat and Monica Levinson of ShivHans Pictures. Executive producers are Ted Field, also Radar Pictures, and Steve Saeta.
A top U.S. diplomat (Hamm) leaves Lebanon in the 1970s after his wife is tragically killed. 10 years later, he gets called back to a war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives (Pike, Dean Norris) with a mission only he can accomplish. The film also stars Mark Pellegrino, Larry Pine, Shea Whigham, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Idir Chender and Jonny Coyne.
“Brad’s film is the kind of adult thriller a smarthouse audience craves,” said Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street. “It’s tense, personal and well-crafted right through its final heart-pounding moments.”
“It is wonderful to be working with Andrew and his team again,” said producer Shivani Rawat, ShivHans Pictures. "Bleecker Street is the perfect house for this film and we are so thrilled to continue our relationship with them.”
Bleecker Street previously collaborated with ShivHans Pictures on the release of the Academy Award-nominated films CAPTAIN FANTASTIC and TRUMBO and the Golden Globe-nominated DANNY COLLINS.
The deal was negotiated between Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street and WME Global on behalf of the filmmakers.