According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate has acquired worldwide rights, excluding North America, to the heist thriller Devil to Pay, starring Lucy Liu. The move marks Lionsgate's latest foray into action thrillers.

Last week, the studio announced that Jet Li and Jason Statham will star in the thriller Rogue. Lionsgate acquired the film from Echo Lake Prods., whose Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding will produce. Intellectual Properties Worldwide's J. Todd Harris and Marc Toberoff will executive produce.

Penned by Michael Gilvary, the story centers on a single mom who is forced by kidnappers holding her children to rob the bank at which she works.

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