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High-action film starring Eric Roberts to be released March 2009

Hollywood, CA (Sept. 26, 2008) Business Wire - World Films, Inc., a production company that is rapidly redefining the action-drama genre, has acquired a 20th Century Fox release of its most recent film, The Butcher, in Australia in March 2009.

Written and directed by renowned director Jesse Johnson, The Butcher is an action-packed drama about Merle Hench, a washed-up ex-prize fighter turned mob enforcer, who after a 20 year streak of bad luck has 48 golden hours. Starring Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated Eric Roberts bests known for his performances in Runaway Train, King of the Gypsies, The Pope of Greenwich Village and most recently as Salvatore Maroni in Batman: The Dark Knight, the top grossing movie of 2008, The Butcher has garnered great acclaim domestically and internationally.

"Aligning with major film studios such as 20th Century Fox helps establish our credibility as an emerging production company and brings great recognition to the films we produce," stated Thad Pryor, World Films co-CEO and executive producer of The Butcher. "We look forward to the release of The Butcher in Australia and continue to forge ahead securing additional releases throughout Europe."

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).

"World Films continues to excel in the action-drama category offering audiences high-quality productions that combine smart story lines with well-executed action," said Anthony Pugliese, company co-CEO and executive producer of The Butcher.

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 is on a fast-track ascent in global film distribution of DVD, cable, television and theatrical markets. World Films produces films with aesthetic and popular appeal including action, suspense thrillers, mystery, comedy, sci-fi and horror.

For more information about The Butcher and World Films, including trailers of current and upcoming releases, visit

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