Tito Ortiz is being silenced…
Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Silencer, an action thriller starring the 43-year-old half-Mexican American retired mixed martial artist,Danny Trejo, Johnny Messner and Chuck Liddell.
A September 4 on-demand and video-on-demand release is planned.
Timothy Woodward Jr.’s film centers on a retired hitman (Messner) who must resurrect all of his deadly skills and fight a one-man war against his former employer who has kidnapped his stepdaughter.
Sean Mickpenned the script, which pits Messner’s and Ortiz’s characters against Trejo’s and Liddell’s characters.
“Status Media delivers another potent picture — Silencer is an explosive actioner with strong production values, high dramatic stakes and the added bonus of pitting legendary MMA rivals, Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, against one another,” said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s EVP Acquisitions. “Timothy and his team are excellent partners, and we are thrilled to be working with them on Silencer.”
Liddell beat Ortiz twice — in 2004 and 2006 — in two of the most high-profile fights inUFChistory.