Emmanuelle Chriqui, Analeigh Tipton

Emmanuelle Chriqui, Analeigh Tipton

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Emmanuelle Chriqui, Analeigh Tipton

Los Angeles-based Premiere Entertainment Group (PEG) leaves for Cannes with two female-led thrillers from Howard Barish’s Kandoo Films.

PEG has acquired international rights to Hospitality (pictured) starring Emmanuelle Chriqui and BROKEN STAR with Analeigh Tipton as the leads.

Chriqui plays a mother with a checkered past in Hospitality; a mother who must protect her son when an ex-con (Sam Trammell) checks into her isolated bed and breakfast searching for money he stashed on her property years ago.

JR Bourne, Conner McVicker, and Jim Beaver round out the key cast. Nick Chakwin and David Guglielmo wrote and directed the film, their second feature collaboration after No Way To Live.

Broken Star is a psychological thriller about a young Hollywood starlet sentenced to house arrest who proceeds to manipulate her reclusive landlord (Tyler Labine) into fulfilling her fiendish desires. Monique Coleman and Lauren Bowles co-star. Dave Schwep makes his feature directorial debut from a screenplay by David Brant.

Barish (Oscar-nominated documentary 13th, Middle Of Nowhere) produced both films for Kandoo Films. Hospitality will mark the first release through Barish’s new distribution arm Kandoo Releasing.

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Howard again after teaming up on Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere,” said PEG vice-president of acquisitions, Carlos Rincon. “Hospitality is a well-crafted neo-noir film full of spine-tingling suspense, while Broken Star will haunt you for days like a good David Lynch film.”

PEG CEO and president Elias Axume and Rincon brokered the deal with Barish. The company will also launch sales on action films County Line starring Jeff Fahey And LEGAL ACTION with Tommy Flanagan, both produced by Imagicomm Films.

Also on offer to buyers are crime-thriller American Dreamer starring Jim Gaffigan, love triangle drama Human Affairs with David Harbour, star of the recent Hellboy reboot; animation The Steam Engines Of Oz voiced by Julianne Hough and Ron Perlman; war film No Surrender with Scott Adkins; and action film Shadow Wolves starring Thomas Gibson.