Nov 30, 2022← Back to Press
Shout! Studios Acquires North American Rights To Orson Oblowitz's Action Comedy SHOWDOWN AT THE ODESSA
Shout! Studios, the multi-platform entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, has acquired North American rights to SHOWDOWN AT THE ODESSA from Christian de Gallegos Films and Benaroya Pictures. Written and Directed by Orson Oblowitz (The Five Rules of Success), Oscar®-nominee Terrence Howard (Iron Man, Hustle & Flow) and Dolph Lundgren (Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, The Expendables) lead a stellar cast of John Savage (The Last Full Measure, The Deer Hunter), Amanda Righetti (The Mentalist, Reagan), Piper Curda (Legacies, The Wretched), Jon Sklaroff (Gifted, Graceland), and Mike Ferguson (Animal Kingdom, Amityville Uprising).
The action-comedy adventure follows a proud movie theater owner who must defend his family business from corporate developers alongside a legendary action star as art imitates life in a showdown for the ages. A production of Christian de Gallegos Films and Benaroya Pictures, SHOWDOWN AT THE ODESSA is produced by Christian de Gallegos, Mira Howard, and Michael Benaroya. Executive producers are Joseph Lanius, Luke Taylor, Matthew Helderman, Jordan Rudman, Hani Selim, Gregory McLachlan, and Jim Holt.
Shout! Studios has secured all distribution rights in North America to SHOWDOWN AT THE ODESSA, including theatrical, digital, video-on-demand, and home entertainment for cross-platform releases. Shout! Studios and filmmakers plan a strategic launch of this movie next year, beginning with major film festivals in 2023.
"There is so much to love about this movie, from its endearing cinephile hero and dynamic storytelling to the sheer delight it takes in both adoring and playing off 80s action tropes. The cast is impeccable and Orson's passion for popcorn flicks infuses every frame. This will be a very good time at the movies," said Jordan Fields, Shout's SVP of Acquisitions and Originals.
“There’s no doubt Shout! Studios is the perfect champion for Showdown. Their brand as cult film connoisseurs is perfectly aligned with where we want to be. Thank you to Jordan and the team for supporting us and coming on board early,” said producer Christian de Gallegos.
The movie deal was negotiated by Shout’s Jordan Fields and Christian de Gallegos Films. Terrence Howard is repped by Universal Bridges, Dolph Lundgren by Wonder Street and Gersh, John Savage by Joanne Horowitz Management, and Amanda Righetti by Buchwald and Atlas Artists.