Saban Films has acquired worldwide rights to action thriller American Metal starring John Travolta, Stephen Dorff, Shiloh Fernandez Ashley Benson and Kevin Dillon.

Writer and first-time feature director Nicholas Maggio’s film tells of a desperate family man who robs a pill mill. When the theft turns violent he finds himself hunted by both the police and the Dixieland mafia.

The film was produced by 308 Entertainment’s Corey Large and Bernie Gewissler in association with Bondit Media Capital. American Metal is the second film with Travolta and Dorff for 308 Entertainment’s Large, following the upcoming Saban release Paradise City.

Principal photography recently wrapped on American Metal in Georgia. Saban Films plans a 2023 release after Shanan Becker and Bill Bromiley of Saban Films brokered the deal with Matthew Helderman for Bondit Media Capital and producer Corey Large.

Saban’s recent acquisitions include Second World War spy thriller Lives In Secret starring Hugh Bonneville and Charlotte Gainsbourg; Ana Lily Amirpour’s Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon with Kate Hudson and Jeon Jong-seo; Brett Donowho’s western The Old Way starring Nicolas Cage; and Adam Sigal’s dark comedy Chariot with John Malkovich.