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Rutger Hauer, Paul Anderson, Liam Cunningham join '24 Hours To Live'

9 August 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shanghai-based Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures of Los Angeles announced the casting additions on Tuesday.

Thriller 24 Hours To Live stars previously announced Ethan Hawke and China’s Xu Qing. CAA handles Us rights and Sierra/Affinity international sales.

Brian Smrz directs from a screenplay by Zachary Dean based on an original script from Ron Mita and Jim McClain and principal photography is underway in Cape Town, South Africa.

The story centres on an assassin who is given a chance at redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily when he dies on the job.

Fundamental Films is fully financing the project and Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road, Fundamental chairman Mark Gao and international president Gregory Ouanhon serve as producers

Jon KuyperKent Kubena, Jonathan Fuhrman and Gary Glushon are the executive producers.

Fundamental and Thunder Road are also collaborating on Outlaws Inc., announced earlier this year. Fundamental is also the lead financier on [link »

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Common, Xu Qing join '24 Hours To Live'

10 May 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The actors have joined Ethan Hawke in the upcoming thriller from China’s Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures.

Brian Smrz is lined up to direct 24 Hours To Live in Cape Town in June. Fundamental fully finances the project and Sierra/Affinity continues international sales in Cannes.

Zachary Dean wrote the screenplay based on an original script from Ron Mita and Jim McClain about a career assassin who gets a chance of redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily.

Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road, Fundamental Films chairman Mark Gao and international president Gregory Ouanhon serve as producers on 24 Hours To Live.

Jon KuyperKent Kubena, Jonathan Fuhrman, and Gary Glushon are executive producers. »

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Common, Xu Qing Join Cast Of Fundamental Films & Thunder Road’s ’24 Hours To Live’ – Cannes

10 May 2016 10:02 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Common (Selma) and Chinese actress Xu Qing (Looper) have joined Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) in Brian Smrz’s thriller 24 Hours to Live. Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures are producing with shooting set to commence this June in South Africa. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales at Cannes. Penned by Zachary Dean and based on an original script from Ron Mita & Jim McClain, 24 Hours to Live follows a career assassin who is given a chance at redemption after his… »

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Common, Xu Qing Join Ethan Hawke’s ’24 Hours to Live’

10 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actor-musician, Common and Chinese actress Xu Qing have joined Ethan Hawke in the cast of thriller “24 Hours to Live.” To be directed by Brian Smrz, the film starts production in South Africa next month.

The announcement was made by China’s Fundamental Films, which is fully financing the movie and has distribution rights in China, and by Basil Iwanyk’s production company Thunder Road Pictures.

Common, who recently won an original song Academy Award with John Legend for “Selma,” has had film roles including “Run All Night” and “Wanted.” Xu (aka Summer Xu) started her film career in Chen Kaige’s “Life on a String” and was recently seen in “Looper” and hit comedy drama “Mr Six.”

Scripted by Zachary Dean and based on an original story from Ron Mita and Jim McClain, “24 Hours to Live” follows a career assassin who is given a chance at redemption after his employer »

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Common, Xu Join "24 Hours to Live"

10 May 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Rapper Common and Chinese actress Xu Qing are set to join Ethan Hawke in the cast of the Brian Smrz-directed thriller "24 Hours to Live" for Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures.

Scripted by Zachary Dean and based on an original story from Ron Mita and Jim McClain, the story follows a career assassin who is given a chance at redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily - just after being killed on the job.

Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon are producing and filming begins in South Africa next month.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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'24 Hours To Live' hot seller for Sierra/Affinity

16 February 2016 3:04 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nick Meyer and his sales team have licensed key territories at the Efm led by deals with Snd in France and Square One in Germany.

Ethan Hawke will star for Thunder Road Pictures and China’s Fundamental Films in 24 Hours To Live as a hitman brought back to life who must team up with the female super-spy that killed him to bring down a crime syndicate.

Sierra/Affinity has close deals in: Italy (Eagle Films); Spain (Key2Media); Latin America (Gussi Films); Canada (Vvs Films); Benelux (The Searchers); Middle East, India Turkey, Greece (Italia Film); and South Korea (Woo Sung).

Japan has gone to Klockworx, Indonesia to Cinemaxx, South Africa to Ster Kinekor, Vietnam to Noori Pictures, and airlines to Cinesky. Fundamental Films finances the film and will distribute in China.

Brian Smrz will direct and Basil Iwanyk produce with his Thunder Road colleague Kent Kubena, and Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon of Fundamental. 

Zach Dean is writing »

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Berlin: Ethan Hawke’s ’24 Hours to Live’ Sees Strong Sales

16 February 2016 12:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sierra/Affinity has seen strong sales for Ethan Hawke’s “24 Hours to Live,” with production of the thriller starting in South Africa in June.

The film will be directed by emerging filmmaker Brian Smrz and produced by Basil Iwanyk and Kent Kubena of Thunder Road and Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon of Fundamental Films. Fundamental Films is financing the project, which will be written by Zach Dean based on an original script from Ron Mita and Jim McClain.

Hawke will play a hitman brought back to life for 24 hours by an experimental procedure. He will have one day to team up with the female super-spy who killed him, exact revenge against the powerful crime syndicate responsible for the murder of his wife and child and find redemption for his sins.

“24 Hours to Live” has been sold in France to Snd, in Italy to Eagle Films, in Germany to Square One, »

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Ethan Hawke Set To Headline New Assassin Thriller 24 Hours To Live

5 February 2016 1:10 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Extending his working relationship with Fundamental Films, the Chinese production company spearheading Luc Besson’s space odyssey Valerian, Ethan Hawke has inked a deal to headline new thriller 24 Hours to Live.

That’s according to Deadline, after the outlet revealed that news first came to light on the eve of Berlin Film Festival, where Sierra/Affinity intends to handle international sales. Fundamental, on the other hand, are partnering with Thunder Road Pictures to finance and produce the motion picture, appointing second unit director Brian Smrz at the helm in the process.

Zachary Dean is penning the script, working from a treatment first pitched by Ron Mita and Jim McClain. A redemption story at its core, 24 Hours to Live will orbit around an expert assassin (Hawke, we assume) who is literally given a second chance at life after his employer resuscitates him. Living up to the evocative title, Smrz’s thriller »

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Berlin: Ethan Hawke Starring in ‘24 Hours to Live’

5 February 2016 12:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chinese production-distribution outfit Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures have tapped Ethan Hawke to star in their upcoming thriller “24 Hours to Live.”

Brian Smrz will direct from a Zachary Dean screenplay, based on an original script from Ron Mita & Jim McClain. “24 Hours to Live” follows a career assassin who is given a chance at redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily, just after being killed on the job.

Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road, Fundamental Films Chairman Mark Gao and International President Gregory Ouanhon are producing the film, with Fundamental fully financing. Fundamental FilmsGary Glushon and Thunder Road’s Kent Kubena and Jonathan Fuhrman will executive produce.

Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales starting next week at the Berlin Film Festival.

Smrz has been a second unit Director on “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Iron Man 3,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Live Free or Die Hard. »

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Efm projects to include Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin

5 February 2016 10:54 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Efm dance card is filling up as Sierra/Affinity announced it will launch sales on the Ethan Hawke assassin thriller 24 Hours To Live, while Foresight Unlimited arrives with Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore as illicit lovers in the drama Blind.

Fundamental Films is fully financing 24 Hours To Live and produces with Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures.

Second unit director Brian Smrz will direct the story of a hitman who gets a chance of redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily after he is killed on the job.

Zachary Dean wrote the screenplay based on an original script by Ron Mita and Jim McClain. Iwanyk, Fundamental Films chairman Mark Gao and international president Gregory Ouanhon are producing.

Fundamental FilmsGary Glushon and Thunder Road’s Kent Kubena and Jonathan Fuhrman will serve as executive producers.

Michael Mailer directs Blind, in which Alec Baldwin plays an author who lost his wife and his eyesight »

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Ethan Hawke to star in '24 Hours To Live'

5 February 2016 10:54 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

China’s Fundamental Films and Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures have found the leading man for their thriller, which Sierra/Affinity will introduce to Efm buyers next week.

Second unit director Brian Smrz will direct 24 Hours To Live and Fundamental is fully financing the project.

Zachary Dean wrote the story based on an original script by Ron Mita and Jim McClain about a hitman who gets a chance of redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily when he is killed on the job.

Iwanyk of Thunder Road, Fundamental Films chairman Mark Gao and international president Gregory Ouanhon are producing.

Fundamental FilmsGary Glushon and Thunder Road’s Kent Kubena and Jonathan Fuhrman will serve as executive producers. »

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Berlin: Ethan Hawke to Star in Thriller '24 Hours to Live'

5 February 2016 10:26 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ethan Hawke will star in the thriller 24 Hours to Live, which will be directed by Brian Smrz. Zachary Dean wrote the latest script based on an original script from Ron Mita and Jim McClain. The story follows a career assassin who is given a chance at redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily, just after being killed on the job. Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road, China's Fundamental Films Chairman Mark Gao and International President Gregory Ouanhon are producing the film, with Fundamental fully financing. Fundamental FilmsGary Glushon and Thunder Road’s Kent Kubena and Jonathan Fuhrman will

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