Deadline’s Patrick Hipes is revealing the latest look at upcoming action thriller, The Silencer, reporting a September 4 VOD release from Cinedigm. Director Timothy Woodward Jr. reconvenes with actors Johnny Messner (Weaponized) and Danny Trejo (4Got10), telling of a retired hitman who must resurrect his skills to wage a one-man war against his former employer when his step-daughter is kidnapped.
Sean Mick wrote the film that teams Messner alongside former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Tito Ortiz opposite Trejo’s role partnering with that of Ortiz’s fellow former UFC cohort Chuck Liddell; both, who share several film credits apart from contact sports fighting, compete against one another in 2004 and 2006 with Liddell claiming the victor. Both have been rivals since, which may very well be a clear selling point for this film once the hype gets going beyond this point.
“Status Media delivers another potent picture — Silencer is an explosive actioner with strong production values, high dramatic stakes and the added bonus of pitting legendary MMA rivals, Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, against one another,” said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s EVP Acquisitions. “Timothy and his team are excellent partners, and we are thrilled to be working with them on Silencer.”
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