Taye Diggs and George Lopez Lead a High Caliber Ensemble in this Gritty Tale
LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK – September 25, 2018 – Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that it has acquired North American distribution rights to the intense revenge thriller, RIVER RUNS RED, starring Taye Diggs (THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY, CHICAGO), George Lopez (LOPEZ TONIGHT, RIO 1& 2), Luke Hemsworth (HICKOCK, WESTWORLD), RJ Mitte (BREAKING BAD) and John Cusack (CON AIR, THE PAPERBOY). Cinedigm will release the picture in select theaters and On Demand and Digital on November 9, with a Blu-ray™ and 4K Ultra HD release to follow on December 11, 2019.
From writer and director Wes Miller (PRAYER NEVER FAILS) and his production company, Sweet Unknown Studios, RIVER RUNS RED follows respected Judge Charles Coleman (Taye Diggs), who has devoted his life to law enforcement. When his son is shot in a traffic stop gone awry, Coleman turns to his long-time friend, Detective Horace (John Cusack), and discovers an unchecked pattern of violence with these same cops. Betrayed by the system he swore to uphold, Coleman joins forces with another bereaved father (George Lopez), and the two men take the law into their own hands.
“With RIVER RUNS RED, Wes delivers a provocative, gripping spin on the classic vigilante genre,” said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions. “The entire cast is top notch, and audiences will be stirred by the sheer dramatic force of Taye and George’s performances.”
“Having previously partnered with Cinedigm on PRAYER NEVER FAILS, I am thrilled to be working with them again on RIVER RUNS RED,” said Wes Miller. “They have proven themselves to be agile, forward-thinking partners, who embrace new formats like 4K, boast a deep network of digital relationships and work closely with filmmakers to develop and tailor the marketing and release strategy for a film.”
The deal was negotiated by Melody Fowler, Vice-President of Acquisitions for Cinedigm, and Wes Miller.
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with seven networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire digital-first ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm's growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world. Learn more about Cinedigm at cinedigm.com.
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Taye Diggs, George Lopez and John Cusack star in this action-packed battle for revenge at any price. Respected Judge Charles Coleman (Taye Diggs) and his wife (Jennifer Tao) have devoted their lives to law enforcement. The two are thrilled when their son is accepted into the police academy, but everything changes when he is shot by two corrupt cops (Luke Hemsworth and Gianni Capaldi) and the official investigation finds no wrongdoing. After his trusted friend detective Horace (John Cusack) finds evidence to the contrary, Charles joins forces with an anguished mechanic (George Lopez) whose son was killed by the same cops and together they take the law into their own hands. R.J. Mitte also stars in this gritty, intense thriller.