Bruce Willis’ ‘Soul Assassin’ Adds Hannah Quinlivan Closes Italy Korea
Best known for her action roles in “Skyscraper,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Simon West’s “Skyfire,” Asian star Hannah Quinlivan has joined director Jesse Atlas’ sci-fi feature “Soul Assassin.”
The film’s cast also includes Bruce Willis (“Die Hard”, “The Sixth Sense”), Andy Allo (“Upload”, “Pitch Perfect 3”), Nomzamo Mbatha (“Coming2America”, “All About Love”), Dominic Purcell (“Killer Elite,” “Assault on Wall Street”) and Mustafa Shakir (“Cowboy Bebop,” “Emancipation”).
Atlas’ feature debut, “Soul Assassin” is described as a mind-bending female-led sci-fi thriller. In it, a former black ops soldier joins an experimental drone warfare program to track down her husband’s killer. When technology is stolen, however, the hunter becomes the hunted.
“This is a groundbreaking genre film destined to be an audience favorite and an international dream cast of both veterans and rising stars adds even more appeal,” said Atlas, who has wrote “Soul Assassin” with Aaron Wolfe, based on their short film “Let Them Die Like Lovers.
Quinlivan casting news comes as “Soul Assassin”, financed by Joel Shapiro of MagiCity Studios and Jeff Elliott of Brickell & Broadbridge International, closed major new territories with major commercial distributors such as Eagle Pictures for Italy and CDC for Latin America. NK Contents landed Korea and Front Row West Asia.
In a statement of purchase, unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival last July, Saban Films announced that it had acquired the rights to “Soul Assassin” not only for North America, but also for Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France, South Africa and Scandinavia. – the first time Saban had acquired a film for half of the world’s major film markets.
Overseas sales are being led by Jason Burke Setter of Brickell & Broadbridge International who will be making appointments this week at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Shapiro said Variety that the film’s producers expected by the end of the EFM to have sold out the remaining international territories on “Soul Assassin”, which they are readying for delivery.
Quinlivan is replaced by JVR Music in Taiwan and CAA in the United States