Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc. ("SCG"), announced today that the company has acquired the North American distribution rights to the action thriller Tracers starring Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga, Abduction) and Marie Avgeropoulos (50/50, The CW's The 100).
The fast-paced action thriller follows New York City bicycle messenger, Cam (Lautner) who is the hottest thing on two wheels, but is in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki (Avgeropoulos), Cam is immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the high-stakes world of parkour.
Saban President Bill Bromiley had this to say in a statement.
"We were immediately drawn to Tracers because it amplifies and expands on action storytelling and captivates the thrill seeker in all of us. Taylor is one of the best young actors of his generation and watching him jump across buildings, surf down escalators, and execute his own stunts is going to stun the audience. His performance is authentic and heightens the daredevil nature of the film."
This is the second collaboration between Bromiley, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey following 2008's Management starring Jennifer Aniston. The film is directed by Daniel Benmayor (Bruc, the Manhunt) and written by Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott.
Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated on behalf of Saban Films and WME Global on behalf of the producers.
Saban Films is the new venture, which is headed by President Bill Bromiley, and launched just prior to Cannes where they acquired The Homesman, starring Academy Award winners Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank. The film had its world premiere in competition at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and Saban Films will release stateside with Roadside Attractions on November 7th.