The distributor plans a Dec 2 release for Matthew Leutwyler’s drama set against the backdrop of a kidnapping in Los Angeles.

Dane Cook stars with Barbara Hershey and Elizabeth Mitchell. Leutwyler came up with the original story and wrote the screenplay with Gillian Vigman.

Amanda Marshall of LA-based Ambush Entertainment produced with Sim Sarna and Ambush’s financing arm Cold Iron Pictures financed the project.

“It’s great to see Dane in an unexpected dramatic role, and he hits it out of the park in this strong film,” said Roadside co-president Howard Cohen, who negotiated the deal with Greg Bernstein on behalf of Ambush.