Screen Media to Release “11th Hour Cleaning,” Starring Dave Baez, in July

Dave Baez will be cleaning this July…

Screen Media has acquired the distribution rights to Ty Leisher’s feature directorial debut 11th Hour Cleaning, starring the 50-year-old Latino actor.

Dave BaezScreen Media will release the film on digital and VOD on July 5.

The horror film centers on a group of crime scene cleaners who struggle to escape a murder house. After becoming trapped by an ancient Nordic demon hell-bent on driving them insane, they must face their most personal regrets and fears through horrific hallucinations. As they uncover what truly happened to the murder victims, they struggle to escape their own deaths by finding and destroying pieces of a relic from Norse mythology that gives the demon power.

In addition to Baez, the film also stars Chloe Brooks, Eddie Finlay, Anita Leeman-Torres and Ed Morrone.

Leisher and Morrone wrote the script, which was based on their story penned with Eric Brodeur.

Bella Thorne to Star in the Thriller “Saint Clare”

Bella Thorne has landed a killer role…

The 24-year-old half-Cuban American actress/singer will star in the thriller Saint Clare, co-written by Guinevere Turner.

Bella Thorne

The film will follow Clare Bleecker (Thorne), a quiet catholic college student with a divine vocation for killing. The story is based on the novel Clare at 16 by Don Roff, with its novel sequel out in 2023

Producers are in negotiations with Rebecca DeMornay to join the cast, with additional casting of other key roles underway.

Production is scheduled to begin soon in Kentucky.

The film will be directed by Mitzi Peirone, who has also scripted with Turner (who co-wrote the screenplay for cult Bret Easton Ellis adaptation American Psycho).

Screen Media has picked up worldwide rights to the project and will have its Foresight Unlimited division launch international sales at this month’s Cannes Film Festival market. Screen Media will distribute the film in the U.S.

Thorne is best known for her roles in several films and shows, including Midnight SunThe DUFFThe Babysitter series and Amityville: The Awakening, as well as television like Famous In Love and Paradise City.

Screen Media said: “With such a talented pedigree, we’re thrilled to be continuing our relationship with Cassian Elwes and his Elevated Films banner and working with Bella Thorne again on this powerful project that will captivate audiences.”

Producer Arielle Elwes added: “We’re thrilled to be working with the incredible Bella Thorne; she is so perfect for the role. Mitzi is the real thing, and I can’t wait to see what she cooks up for what will be a great franchise.”

Morena Baccarin to Star in Hitman Thriller “Fast Charlie”

Morena Baccarin is movin’ Fast

The 42-year-old Brazilian actress will star opposite James Caan and Pierce Brosnan in hitman thriller Fast Charlie, to be directed by Phillip Noyce.

Filming is due to get underway in New Orleans next week.

Brosnan will play Charlie Swift who has worked for his ageing mob boss Stan (Caan) for twenty years, skillfully operating as a prolific fixer and efficient hitman. When a rival boss moves to eliminate Stan and his entire team, he fails in wiping the team clean. Now on his own, Charlie will stop at nothing to avenge his friend and has no plans to leave anyone alive.

Baccarin is set to play the female lead Marcie, the ex-wife of a mobster killed by Charlie, who forms an unexpected pairing with Charlie in his revenge against the rival mob.

The original screenplay is written by Richard Wenk, inspired by the novel Gun Monkeys by Victor Gischler. Daniel Grodnik and Mitchell Welch will produce.

Foresight is handling international sales and parent company Screen Media is distributing in the U.S.

Director Noyce commented on the casting: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have James Caan and Morena Baccarin aboard. I can’t imagine a more perfect pair than Morena and Pierce. Not to be cute, but they really do make a killer couple.”

Producer Daniel Grodnik added: “I brought Phillip to America in 1988 to direct Blind Fury with Rutger Hauer and now 34 years later I’m thrilled to be back on the set with him. With a great script by Richard Wenk, and Pierce bringing his star power to the role of Charlie, alongside the legendary, James Caan, and the multi-talented Morena Baccarin, Phillip has a vision that will craft a seminal and iconic film to entertain audiences worldwide.”

Dean Scott Vazquez to Star in Gigi Gaston’s Indie Drama “Gypsy Moon”

Dean Scott Vazquez is over the moon

The young Latino actor has been cast in Gypsy Moon, an indie drama from writer and director Gigi Gaston that recently wrapped production in Los Angeles.

Dean Scott Vazquez

Vazquez will star opposite Lena Headey, Sam Worthington and Barbara Hershey in the film.

Headey stars as the title character, a burlesque dancer who, on the eve of her last dance, must go on the run to save a neighbor boy (Vazquez) whose life is threatened by her ex-longtime lover (Worthington). She finds her real second chance at life in the love she feels for the child.

La La Anthony, Cam Gigandet, Martin Sensmeier and Emma Holzer round out the cast.

The film hails from Aquarius Content in association with Pop Films, Screen Media, Foresight Entertainment and 120db.

Vazquez’s previous credits include the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical In The Heights, Mr. Robot and Jack Ryan.

Screen Media Acquires U.S. Rights to Bella Thorne’s Thriller “Girl”

Bella Thorne has revenge on the brain…

Screen Media has acquired the U.S. rights to Girl, the thriller starring the 22-year-old half-Cuban American actress/singer.

Bella Thorne

Written and directed by Chad Foust, the film also stars Mickey Rourke. The deal comes ahead of the film’s U.S. premiere later this week at Fantastic Fest. A November day-and-date release is in the works.

Thorne plays a woman (she’s only known as Girl) who returns to her small hometown to exact revenge on her abusive father, only to discover someone murdered him the day before. As she searches for answers, she soon finds herself prey to a sinister sheriff (Rourke) and uncovers a disturbing family legacy more disturbing than she’d imagined. The film marks Foust’s directorial debut, and he also co-stars with Glen Gould, Lanette Ware and Elizabeth Saunders.

 “We are thrilled to showcase Bella Thorne like you’ve never seen her before, and we know her fans are going to love watching her take charge, and take names,” Screen Media said in a statement. “It is fitting that it will make its debut at this year’s Fantastic Fest, as we think it will be a favorite of genre fans everywhere.”

Fantastic Fest launches its virtual 2020 edition Thursday with the North American premiere of Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma’s French werewolf pic TeddyGirl screens Friday night.

Screen Media Acquires U.S. Rights to Garcia Bernal’s Sci-Fi Comedy “Zoom”

Gael Garcia Bernal will zoom into American theaters next year…

Screen Media has acquired the U.S. rights to the Pedre Morelli-directed dimension-hopping sci-fi comedy Zoom, starring the 37-year-old Mexican actor.

Gael Garcia Bernal in Zoom

Screen Media plans to release the film sometime during the third quarter of 2016.

Starring Garcia Bernal, Alison Pill, Jason Priestley and Tyler Labine, the partly animated, partly live action film sees three creative spirits — a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director — who live in different realities but end up each writing a story about one of the others.

The Rhombus Media and 02 Filmes Canada/Brazil co-production was written by Matt Hansen and produced by Niv Fichman and Andrea Barata Ribeiro.

Zoom saw its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

The deal was negotiated by Needle for Screen Media, with Gregory Chambet of WTFilms on behalf of the filmmakers.