EXCLUSIVE: VIVA Pictures has secured US rights to Anthony and James Gaudioso’s crime thriller in a deal finalised in Toronto.

VIVA plans an early 2014 release on the story of a Los Angeles vigilante played by Carmine Giovinazzo who impersonates a detective and closes in on a ruthless killer.

Hank Harris, Vanessa Ferlito, Richard Roundtree and Michael Bowen also star.

Victor Elizalde of VIVA Pictures negotiated the Duke deal with Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts of Continental Media and David Brady and Daniel Schuster of BX2 Management.

Continental Media has also closed a Benelux sale to One2See Movies run by Dick Van Vloten and Hans Kok and is close to announcing a UK deal.