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4 items from 2017


Samuel Goldwyn Films boards gangster drama 'The Persian Connection'

21 March 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film previously titled The Loner debuted at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to The Persian Connection, written and directed by Daniel Y-Li Grove.

The film, which premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, is slated for release in theatres, on demand and digital this summer. 

The gangster drama centres on a former child soldier who, after being wrongly accused of stealing from his former boss, must return to the Persian opium underworld of Los Angeles to hunt down stolen drugs as events from his past and present clash, spiraling out of control. Cast include Reza Sixo Safai, Helena Mattsson, Parviz Sayyad and Julian Sands

“The Persian Connection is an artistic take on a modern gangster film,” said Peter Goldwyn, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films. “Daniel’s imagining of the gritty side of Tehrangeles is a unique world from a neon lens, of which the likes you’ve never seen before »

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Samuel Goldwyn Films boards 'The Persian Connection'

21 March 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film previously titled The Loner debuted at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to The Persian Connection, written and directed by Daniel Y-Li Grove.

The film, which premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, is slated for release in theatres, on demand and digital this summer. 

The gangster drama centres on a former child soldier who, after being wrongly accused of stealing from his former boss, must return to the Persian opium underworld of Los Angeles to hunt down stolen drugs as events from his past and present clash, spiraling out of control. Cast include Reza Sixo Safai, Helena Mattsson, Parviz Sayyad and Julian Sands

“The Persian Connection is an artistic take on a modern gangster film,” said Peter Goldwyn, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films. “Daniel’s imagining of the gritty side of Tehrangeles is a unique world from a neon lens, of which the likes you’ve never seen before »

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Samuel Goldwyn Acquires Gangster Movie ‘The Persian Connection’

21 March 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Daniel Y-Li Grove’s gangster movie ‘The Persian Connection” for release this summer in theaters and on demand.

The movie, previously titled “The Loner,” premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival. It’s a neo-noir thriller set in opium underworld of the Tehrangeles section of Los Angeles, which serves at the center for former Iranian nationals and their descendants.

“The Persian Connections” stars Reza Sixo Safai, Helena Mattsson, Julian Sands and Parviz Sayyad. Laura Harring, Dominic Rains, Nikolai Kinski, Gregory Kasyan and Daniel Zolghadri also star.

After two decades under a ruthless Iranian mobster, played by Sayyad, Safai’s character leaves the underworld to follow his American Dream of becoming a “real estate man” but after a chance encounter involving a high-stakes poker game, he is brought back into the life he left behind and accused of stealing from his former boss. »

- Dave McNary

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Samuel Goldwyn Acquires L.A.-Set Noir Thriller ‘The Persian Connection’

21 March 2017 8:08 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to The Persian Connection, a noir thriller written and directed by Daniel Y-Li Grove that played at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival as The Loner. Reza Sixo Safai, Helena Mattsson, Julian Sands and Parviz Sayyad star in the pic, which now will aim for a summer release in theaters and on demand. Safai stars as Behrouz, who after surviving the Iran-Iraq War as a child soldier moved to Los Angeles to serve two decades… »

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