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 crime thriller The Trust starring Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage.

The film is co-written by Ben Brewer and Adam Hirsch and will be directed by Ben Brewer and Alex Brewer. The Trust is currently in pre-production with lensing in Las Vegas, NV.

The Trust centers on two crooked cops who discover a hidden safe, the contents of which will lead them down a deadly road of corruption.  With each shocking twist, and every deadly turn, the pair are left fighting for their lives, with no one left to trust. Not even themselves.

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Said Saban President Bill Bromiley:

"The script for The Trust was incredibly captivating and tells such a riveting story. Audiences everywhere will love Nicolas Cage in this role and it's a great addition to the Saban Films portfolio."

Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated on behalf of Saban Films and Highland Film Group (HFG) on behalf of the producers. Molly Hassell and Braxton Pope are producing. THE TRUST is a Hassell Free Production in association with Electric Shadow Fund who is providing finance. Mike Nilon will executive produce along with HFG's Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier. Highland Film Group is handling the worldwide sales for the film.

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