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Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Killing Gunther' lands at Saban Films

7 July 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Production wraps on action comedy about arrogant hitman.

Saban Films has picked up North American rights to the action comedy Killing Gunther starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Taran Killam directed and stars alongside the former California governor, who plays a showboating hitman who becomes the target of a group of jealous fellow assassins.

Production just wrapped on the project financed by StarStream Media and Ingenious Media. Imr International handles international sales and Saban plans a theatrical release later this year.

Killing Gunther also stars Bobby Moynihan, Hannah Simone, Cobie Smulders, Paul Brittain, Amir Talai, Aaron Yoo, Ryan Gaul, Allison Tolman Kim Leadford, Ash Sarohia, and Steve Squillante.

Schwarzenegger served as executive producer. Ness Saban and Bill Bromiley negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films with UTA Independent Film Group and CAA.

Saban Films’ slate includes Ethan Hawke action thriller 24 Hours To Live, Simon West’s Gun Shy starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko, and [link=nm »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Killing Gunther’ Snagged by Saban Films

7 July 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Killing Gunter” has been acquired by Saban Films, the company announced today. “SNL” alum Taran Killam directs and co-stars in action comedy. Bobby Moynihan, Hannah Simone, Cobie Smulders, Paul Brittain, Amir Talai, Aaron Yoo, Ryan Gaul, and Allison Tolman co-star. The action comedy is produced by Killam, Kim Leadford, Ash Sarohia and Steve Squillante, executive produced by Schwarzenegger and financed by StarStream Media and Ingenious Media. Saban Films is planning a theatrical release later this year. Imr International is handling the foreign rights. “Killing Gunther” tells the story of Gunther (Schwarzenegger), the world’s greatest hitman. There are plenty of reasons. »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Action-Comedy ‘Killing Gunther’ Lands at Saban Films

7 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Taran Killam’s “Killing Gunther,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The cast includes Killam’s fellow “Saturday Night Live” alum Bobby Moynihan, Hannah Simone, Cobie Smulders, Paul Brittain, Amir Talai, Aaron Yoo, Ryan Gaul, and Allison Tolman. The action-comedy is produced by Killam, Kim Leadford, Ash Sarohia and Steve Squillante, executive produced by Schwarzenegger, and financed by StarStream Media and Ingenious Media.

Saban is planning a theatrical release later this year. Imr International is handling the foreign rights.

Schwarzenegger portrays the titular Gunther, the world’s greatest (and most arrogant) hitman. After the assassin community tires of his antics, a group of eccentric killers from across the globe come together to set the perfect trap. Their master plan quickly turns into a series of embarrassing fails as Gunther always appears one step ahead.

The film, originally titled “Why We’re Killing Gunther,” just wrapped production.

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Cannes: Bliss Media Takes Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Why We're Killing Gunther' for China

18 May 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

China's Bliss Media has acquired the rights to action comedy Why We're Killing Gunther, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, for the Middle Kingdom.

The film, about hit men trying to take out the world's top hit man, also stars Bobby Moynihan, Cobie Smulders, Paul BrittainRyan Gaul, Hannah Simone, Allison Tolman, Aaron Yoo, Amir Talai and Peter Kelamis. It is directed by Saturday Night Live alumn Taran Killam, who's making his directorial debut. He also wrote the script and stars in the film.

Imr International is handling international rights at Cannes. The comedy was financed by StarStream Media and is also produced by »

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