Chicken Soup’s Screen Media Acquires North American Rights to ‘Bad Hombres’

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Screen Media March 2 announced the acquisition of all North American rights to the crime drama Bad Hombres, directed by John Stalberg Jr., ahead of its world premiere at the Mammoth Film Festival.

The ensemble cast includes Luke Hemsworth (“Westworld”), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Nick Cassavetes (Face Off), Tyrese Gibson (The Fast and The Furious), Diego Tinoco (On My Block), Hemky Madera (Queen of the South) and Paul Johansson (One Tree Hill).

Screen Media is planning a theatrical release later this year, followed by a digital release thereafter across retail channels, including Redbox.

Bad Hombres follows the story of two immigrants who take a simple job. When their employers reveal themselves to be criminals, surviving becomes the most difficult job of their lives.

“Stalberg has created an intense, uniquely irreverent and suspenseful film that will keep audiences engaged from start to finish,” David Fannon, chief acquisitions and distribution officer at Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, said in a statement.

The director’s previous films include Crypto, also starring Hemsworth and Kurt Russell, and Muzzle, starring Aaron Eckhart, which will be released later this year.

Screen Media recently acquired Tom DeLonge’s directorial debut Monsters of California, Renny Harlin’s action film The Bricklayer, starring Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev from Millennium Films, and the Bella Thorne-led thriller Saint Clare, starring Ryan Phillippe and Rebecca DeMornay.

Recent Screen Media movie releases include Devil’s Peak, starring Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton and Golden Globe winner Robin Wright; The Locksmith, starring Ryan Phillippe, Kate Bosworth and Ving Rhames; Poker Face, directed by and starring Academy Award winner Russell Crowe; Kevin Lewis’ follow-up to Willy’s Wonderland, The Accursed, starring Alexis Knapp and Mena Suvari; The Enforcer, starring Antonio Banderas and Kate Bosworth; The Immaculate Room, starring Emile Hirsch, Kate Bosworth and Ashley Greene Khoury; Code Name Banshee, starring Antonio Banderas, Jaime King and Tommy Flanagan; and the psychological horror film Monstrous, starring Christina Ricci.

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