The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Saban Films have acquired the North American and UK distribution rights for the action thriller Ida Red.
Ida Red focuses on career criminal Ida ‘Red’ Walker, who is battling a terminal illness while serving a twenty-five-year prison sentence in Oklahoma. Under Ida’s tutelage, her son, Wyatt Walker, has sustained the family business alongside his uncle, Dallas Walker. When a job goes awry, local detective and Wyatt’s brother-in-law, Bodie Collier, is joined by FBI agent Lawrence Twilley, to track down the responsible party.
Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley released a statement saying:
John Swab is an incredible talent whose films speak to his personal experiences with addiction, abuse, crime and redemption. We’re excited to be working with him on Ida Red.
The deal was negotiated by Bromiley for Saban with Jeremy M. Rosen and Robert Ogden Barnum for Roxwell on behalf of the filmmakers. The film is written and directed by John Swab and stars Frank Grillo, Melissa Leo, Josh Hartnett, William Forsythe, Sofia Hublitz, Deborah Ann Woll, Mark Boone Junior, Beau Knapp, George ‘Slaine’ Carroll and Nicholas Cirillo.
Ida Red will have its world premiere in Locarno on the 11th August 2021.