joined the cast of Paul McGuigan's thriller Push, which Summit
Entertainment will finance and distribute in North America.
Summit holds the majority of international rights to the project,
which is being co-financed by Icon who will release in the UK,
Australia and New Zealand and sell in Asia and South Africa.
Production is set to begin in Hong Kong this autumn. The story centres
on a group of American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant
abilities on the run from a US government agency.
David Bourla wrote the screenplay and Infinity's William Vince and
Icon's Bruce Davey are producing.
'Push is an exciting, vibrant, thrill-ride of a movie with a sterling
cast, an incredibly talented film-maker, and a setting and concept
audiences have never seen before,' Summit's production chief Erik Feig
'The film is also a great opportunity to partner with Icon and
Infinity on a project as Summit ramps up its production slate.'
Summit's domestic slate includes the thriller P2, which it is believed
will be the first release toward the end of the year.
Infinity found the script and partnered with Icon on the project.
Summit subsequently came aboard to finance, produce and distribute the
Deal negotiations were handled by Summit's executive vice president of
business affairs Andrew Matosich, Arsenal's John Ptak, Infinity's Dave
Valleau, Andrew Hurwitz of Schreck Rose Dapello Adams & Hurwitz, and
David Miercort, Icon's executive vice president of business affairs
and general counsel.
McGuigan previously directed Lucky Number Slevin and is represented by Endeavor.