EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2014) - Medient Studios, Inc. (
Based on the autobiographical novel by crusading journalist Rocky Utang, the film will be shot in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary this year. To be helmed by award winning writer/director Raza Mallal, Kickback is the story about a renegade Moscow detective who defies government pressure to investigate the mysterious assassination of a maverick reporter.
The ensemble cast is set to star John Cusack (Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Hunger Games - Mockingjay - Part 1, 2012...), Bond girl Famke Janssen (Taken, X-Men: The Last Stand, Goldeneye...) along with Mischa Barton (The Sixth Sense, ...), Sean Austin (Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King...) and Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Batman Begins, Sin City...).
The crew include legendary director of photography Douglas Milsome, (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Full Metal Jacket...), production designer John Collins (The Hunger Games, Oceans Eleven...) and editor Derek Burgess (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Quantum of Solace, Batman Begins...).
Manu Kumaran will produce the film for Medient.
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