WORLD FILMS' THE BUTCHER TO MAKE DEBUT IN UK
Hollywood, CA (Oct. 27, 2008) Business Wire - Metrodome, the largest film distributor in the UK, has signed with World Films, Inc., a fast-emerging production company rapidly gaining acclaim for its explosive-action dramas, to release The Butcher, written and directed by Jesse Johnson, in spring of 2009.
Gaining popularity among movie-goers and critics alike, The Butcher stars Eric Roberts, who earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his performances in Runaway Train and King of Gypsies and who most recently played mob kingpin Salvatore Maroni in Batman The Dark Knight, the top grossing film of 2008. The Butcher recounts the tale of Merle Hench, ex-prize fighter turned mob enforcer unlucky in love and life until he gets the cash, the girl and his pride - for a price.
"Working with top ranked actors and a first rate creative team has elevated this project to tremendous success," stated Charles Crowe, Jr., on-set producer of The Butcher. "The excellence of this film propelled World Films to the next level and excited interest in our other films including The Last Sentinel featuring Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackoff."
The Butcher co-stars Robert Davi best known for his masterful performances in License to Kill, Die Hard and Profiler and also features Emmy Award-winning star of film, television and stage Keith David (Something About Mary, Crash and Armageddon); award-winning Finnish actress Irina Bjorklund; and tough guy actor Michael Ironside (Top Gun, The Perfect Storm, Total Recall and Starship Troopers).
"The Butcher continues to build momentum as major film studiois throughout the world compete for its distribution rights," said Thad Pryor, World Films co-CEO and executive producer. "This Metrodome release is our initial foray into the UK and we are thrilled at the exposure it brings World Films productions."
World Films, Inc. combines the most powerful components of studio level production values with successful motion picture distribution including an intimate understanding of entertainment that appeals to the broadest market with on-target business strategies. World Films produces films with aesthetic and popular appeal accelerating its ascent to studio-level success in global film distribution of DVD, cable, television and theatrical markets.
For more information about The Butcher and World Films, including trailers of current and upcoming releases, visit www.worldfilms.com
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