Deadline‘s Andreas Wiseman is reporting that upcoming action thriller Hounds Of War has been acquired by XYZ Films for international sales for the Cannes Marche du Film. The move marks a first for filmmaker Isaac Florentine in his first partnership with the company having proliferated himself with a notable resumè of action titles he’s helmed for film and television in the last thirty five years.
Hounds Of War joins Florentine with screenwriter Jean Pierre Magro for a cast led prominently by Frank Grillo, Rhona Mitra and Robert Patrick. The film centers on “Ryder who with his team are considered the best mercenaries money can buy. But now their own master wants to get rid of them. The Hounds are sent on a final mission: a carefully planned trap set up to destroy them.”
Other cast members include Steve Elder, Joey Ansah, Mark Strange, Seydina Baldé and Yvonne Mai. Magro is also producing the film next to Vadim Fortunin, Vladimir Chistiakov, Alex Meets, Aaron Briffa and Andre Relis, with Alla Belaya, Daniel Couts, Nika Finch and Mark Foligno exec producing.
The report also features a first and confirmed official look at the film that was teased on Instagram last month. Hounds Of War remains in post-production.