Sierra/Affinity to Introduce Film to Buyers at the Upcoming Cannes Market


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has been cast as the lead in the film


LOS ANGELES, CA – (April 24, 2015) – Bold Films today announced that Ric Roman Waugh’s SHOT CALLER, is in final negotiations to be acquired by Relativity Studios for US Domestic distribution.  The film will be sold internationally by Sierra/Affinity who will introduce the film to buyers at the upcoming Cannes market.  WME and Miles Mogulescu handled the negotiations for Bold. 


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has been cast as the lead in SHOT CALLER.  The thriller follows a newly released prison gangster who is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.  Additional casting is underway.


Gary Michael Walters, Bold CEO said, “We are very gratified by Relativity Studios’ wide release commitment to this gritty, authentic crime thriller.  This commitment is a testament to the broad commercial appeal of this film, and is a great platform for our international distribution activities.”


Bold Chairman Michel Litvak added, “Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is an outstanding actor who is perfect for this role, and he has a huge global fan base from GAME OF THRONES to support him here.”


Directed by Ric Roman Waugh (SNITCH, THAT WHICH I LOVE DESTROYS ME) from his script, SHOT CALLER will be produced by Bold’s Michel Litvak and Matthew Rhodes along with Waugh and Participant Media’s Jonathan King who developed the project.  Bold’s Gary Michael Walters will executive produce with Participant’s Jeff Skoll.  The film will be fully financed by Bold Films.  The film will start production on May 26 in New Mexico and be overseen by Bold’s Lisa Zambri. 


Coster-Waldau stars as "Jamie Lannister" on HBO's megahit drama, GAME OF THRONES, which returned to record ratings on Sunday night.  He recently starred in Susanne Bier’s A SECOND CHANCE, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, and up next he stars in Summit Entertainment's GODS OF EGYPT, set for a February 2016 release.  He is represented by Impression Entertainment and WME.



About Bold Films

Bold Films is an independent entertainment production and finance company dedicated to providing an artistic haven for creative talent.  Bold Films’ mission is to produce original, studio-quality films, which have worldwide commercial appeal.


Bold Films’ projects from 2014 alone earned six Academy Award nominations.  Bold Films produced Dan Gilroy’s NIGHTCRAWLER, which was released by Open Road Films and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton.  NIGHTCRAWLER received nominations from The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, the Independent Spirit Award (which it won Best First feature), PGA Awards, SAG Awards and WGA awards.  Bold Films also produced and financed WHIPLASH, from writer-director Damien Chazelle starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons.  The film was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and won three: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Achievement in Film Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.  Other nominations include The Independent Spirit Awards, PGA Awards, SAG Awards, and WGA Awards. 


In 2015, Bold Films most recently had Ryan Gosling’s LOST RIVER which was released by Warner Bros. on April 10.  Bold Film’s third collaboration with Gosling, LOST RIVER marks his debut as a writer and director.  The film stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan and Eva Mendes and had its US Premiere at SXSW.  Later in the year, NO ESCAPE, starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell will be released by The Weinstein Company on September 2.  The action thriller was written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle and directed by John Erick Dowdle.  


In television, Bold Films is currently in production on the 2nd season of the hit series “Dominion” which airs on SyFy.