MUZZLE: Aaron Eckhart Stars In New HFG Crime Thriller Launching At Upcoming EFM
Aaron Eckhart will star in Muzzle, the new thriller from director/producer John Stalberg Jr. (Lionsgate’s Crypto). The film is set to shoot in July from a script by Carlyle Eubank (Focus Features’ The Signal), and storied by Eubank and Stalberg Jr., with co-financing by Los Angeles-based sales company Highland Film Group who are also handling worldwide rights at the upcoming European Film Market.
Muzzle centers on LAPD K-9 officer Jake Rosser (Eckhart), who has just witnessed the shocking murder of his dedicated partner by a mysterious assailant. As he investigates the shooter’s identity, he uncovers a vast conspiracy that has a chokehold on the city in this thrilling journey through the tangled streets of Los Angeles and the corrupt bureaucracy of the LAPD.
“I feel lucky to work with such an immensely talented actor to bring this timely, thrilling story to life,” commented Stalberg, Jr. “I’ve never seen Aaron Eckhart strike a false note, everything he does seems real, complex and fascinating. Having someone this gifted anchor our film is a dream come true.”
“Muzzle is an energetic thriller led by the immensely talented Aaron Eckhart. It’s the type of high quality, high octane film that today’s audiences love and we are excited to introduce this film to the marketplace,” said Highland Film Group CEO Arianne Fraser. “We are thrilled to champion this exciting project from director John Stalberg Jr. and cannot wait to see this action-packed story come to life,” continued Highland Film Group COO Delphine Perrier.
Also producing are David Frigerio (Lionsgate’s Crypto) and Ford Corbett (upcoming Where all Light Tends to Go). Exec producing are Dallas Sonnier and Michael J. Weiss alongside Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier from Highland Film Group.
Eckhart received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Nick Naylor in Jason Reitman’s acclaimed Thank You for Smoking, and received an Independent Spirit Award for his breakout performance in Neil LaBute’s In the Company of Men. His credits also include films like The Dark Knight, Rabbit Hole, Sully, Midway, Erin Brockovich and Bleed for This.
Eckhart is repped by CAA and Hirsch, Wallerstein, Hayum, Matloff, and Fishman.
Highland Film Group’s current sales slate of films also includes One True Loves starring Simu Liu, Phillipa Soo and Luke Bracey, Adrian Grünberg’s The Black Demon, James Cullen Bressack’s Hot Seat, K. Asher Levin’s Slayers, Renny Harlin’s The Misfits, Allan Ungar’s Bandit, Stephan Rick’s The Good Neighbor and Avan Jogia’s Door Mouse.
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