FilmRise has announced the acquisition of Dark Blood, starring Tony and Emmy award-winning, John Leguizamo (John Wick, Carlito’s Way, Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, Ice Age). The deal gives FilmRise theatrical, digital and broadcast rights in North and South America. The movie is directed by Colombian filmmaker Harold Trompetero (Diastole y systole: Los movimientos del Corazon, Violet of a Thousand Colors, Riverside) and follows a father imprisoned after committing a crime avenging the death of his son.
“John Leguizamo’s performance in Dark Blood is a tour de force,” Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise, said in a statement. “The power, fear and compassion that Trompetero evokes through Leguizamo’s performance is a testament to his impressive directing skills.”
The film will have its North American premiere this September coinciding with National Hispanic Heritage Month. The deal was negotiated by Katie Carroll, manager, independent film acquisition at FilmRise, and Priscilla Ross Smith, CEO of The Coven, a sales agency in Lyon, France.