The first official look at writer/director Joe Carnahan’s new survival thriller Not Without Hope is now online with sales agent Highland Film Group announcing locked distribution deals in key international territories. Zachary Levi (Shazam! Fury of the Gods), Josh Duhamel (Transformers franchise), JoBeth Williams (The Big Chill), Quentin Plair (Hulu’s “Welcome to Chippendales”), Terrence Terrell (Netflix’s “Obliterated”) Marshall Cook (NBC’s “Parenthood”), and Floriana Lima (Disney+’s “The Punisher”) star in the pic which wrapped its Malta shoot in June.
Based on the New York Times non-fiction best-seller, Not Without Hope follows best friends Nick Schuyler (Levi) and Will Bleakley (Marshall Cook), and NFL players Marquis Cooper (Plair) and Corey Smith (Terrell), as they depart Clearwater, Florida for a day trip at their favorite fishing spot 70 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. As a severe storm heads their way, a trapped anchor causes the boat to capsize, throwing the four friends violently into the freezing water. US Coast Guard Captain Timothy Close (Duhamel) and his crew summon their largest ship to cut through the raging ocean as the group battles massive waves, dehydration, severe hypothermia, and marine predators, in their epic struggle to survive and return home to their distraught loved ones.
Territories include Squareone Entertainment for Germany, Spentzos Film for Greece, The Searchers for Benelux, NOS Lusomundo Audiovisuais for Portugal, DeAPlaneta Entertainment for Spain, Blitz Film & Video Distribution for Ex-Yugo, Monolith Films for Poland, Aqua/Pinema Group for Turkey, Eagle Films for the Middle East, Pioneer Films for the Philippines, Korea Screen for South Korea, MovieCloud for Taiwan, California Filmes for Latin America, Filmfinity for South Africa, Blue Swan Entertainment for Italy, PictureWorks for India, and Rialto Distribution for Australia and New Zealand.
Highland Film Group is handling international rights. CAA Media Finance handling domestic. The film is co-financed by GALA Media Capital.
Carnahan also produced along with Michael Jefferson, Adam Beasley and Cindy Bru of Volition Media (Land of Bad, One True Loves, Sam & Kate), Kia Jam of K. Jam Media (The Misfits starring Pierce Brosnan), Dean Altit of Altit Media Group (The Good Neighbor starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Rick French of Prix Productions (the upcoming Buddy Holly biopic Clear Lake), David Lipper and Robert A. Daly Jr of Latigo Films (Joe Baby starring Harvey Keitel and Ron Perlman) and Highland Film Group.
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