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Magnolia takes Tony Jaa actioner

EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia Pictures has taken US rights to 3D action title TYG2 from Thailand’s Sahamongkolfilm International.

Currently in post-production, the film reunites the team behind Tom Yum Goong and the Ong Bak trilogy – action star Tony Jaa, director Prachya Pinkaew and action director Panna Ritthikrai. They are joined for the first time by Jija Yanin, the female star of Chocolate and Raging Phoenix.

Sahamongkolfilm has also sold TYG2 to Russia (Volga), Korea (Sonamu), Hong Kong (Edko), Singapore (Scorpio East), Malaysia (RAM) and India (Indo Overseas). The company is screening a 30-minute 3D promo of TYG2 here in Cannes.

TGY2 is scheduled for release in Thailand in October.

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