Thriller ‘The Ritual Killer’ Due Via On Demand March 10 From Screen Media

The thriller The Ritual Killer will be released via on demand and in theaters March 10 from Screen Media.

Directed by George Gallo (Bad Boys), the film stars Cole Hauser (“Yellowstone”), Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Peter Stormare (Fargo), Vernon Davis (former NFL player) and Murielle Hilaire.

The film follows Detective Boyd (Hauser), who, unable to process the death of his daughter, embarks on the hunt for a serial killer who murders according to a brutal tribal ritual: Muti. The only person who can help Boyd is Professor Mackles (Freeman), an anthropologist who hides an unspeakable secret. The line between sanity and madness thins as Boyd goes deeper into the killer’s world.

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Thriller ‘The Minute You Wake Up Dead’ Due Via On Demand and Digital Nov. 4, Disc Dec. 13

The thriller The Minute You Wake Up Dead will be released via on demand and digital Nov. 4, and on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Dec. 13 from Lionsgate.

The film stars Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Jaimie Alexander (Thor) and Cole Hauser (“Yellowstone”). In the noir thriller, a stockbroker romances a waitress as a murder shocks a small town. Someone’s getting rich — but who? 

The Minute You Wake Up Dead is directed by Micheal Miller.

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Redbox Nabs Movie Rights to Morgan Freeman, Cole Hauser Actioner ‘Muti’

Redbox Entertainment Sept. 8 announced it has acquired North American rights to the action movie Muti from writer-director George Gallo (Bad Boys), starring Morgan Freeman and Cole Hauser (“Yellowstone”).

Hauser plays a detective trying to come to grips with the death of his daughter. He sets out to find a serial killer whose victims are based on a brutal “muti” tribal ritual. He enlists the help of a university anthropologist (Freeman) to help.

Supporting cast includes Peter Stormare (Fargo) and former NFL player Vernon Davis. Principal photography recently wrapped in Mississippi and will continue in Italy. The screenplay is written by Bob Bowersox, Jennifer Lemmon, Francesco Cinquemani, Giorgia Iannone, Luca Giliberto and Ferdinando Dell’Omo. The film is based on a story by Joe Lemmon and Cinquemani.

Redbox, which is expanding its brand beyond DVD rental kiosks into movie acquisitions and licensing, will stream the film on its ad-supported branded Redbox Live TV platform, digital retail and app in 2022.

“After reading the script, we knew this was a special film that will have audiences at the edge of their seats,” Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox, said in a statement. “The casting is phenomenal, and George’s past work and other projects speaks for itself. We can’t wait to premiere this next year.”

The deal was negotiated by Marc Danon of Redbox Entertainment and Bret Saxon of Wonderfilm Media.