CEC is an affiliate of CitiBank and has partnered to help provide production and distribution financing for the film.
Will Eisner's The Spirit is being directed by comic-book legend Frank Miller, who wrote the screenplay based on the comic by Will Eisner about a rookie cop (Gabriel Macht) who returns from the dead to fight crime from the shadows of Central City.
"With Will Eisner's The Spirit, we believe in the producing capability, judgment and business acumen of Odd Lot, the creative genius of Frank Miller as well as the great cast involved in this exciting project," said D. Jeffrey Andrick, CEC's managing director and head of its Los Angeles office.
The cast of Will Eisner's The Spirit includes Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Jaime King and Samuel L. Jackson. The film is set for release on January 16, 2009.