Director Ric Roman Waugh announces that Saban Films has acquired the rights to “Shot Caller.” Upon its release this summer, the studio will distribute the film in North America, Canada and Europe. “Shot Caller” is the latest acquisition for Saban Films, which previously picked up “Armed Response” directed by John Stockwell. “Armed Response” features Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Besides “Short Caller,” the production company has plans to release Walter Hill’s thriller “The Assignment” this year. Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver play the lead roles in “The Assignment.”

‘Shot Caller’

Shot Caller” is one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

It is written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh. According to the Coming Soon, Waugh is producing the film under his Cadre Filmworks. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Omari Hardwick, and Benjamin Bratt are in the lead roles. Either Dwayne Johanson or Holt McCallany will play a supporting character, but nothing is confirmed.

Development and plot of the project

The filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh shot most of the scenes in New Mexico, and principal photography began in May 2015. He has uploaded a few movie posters on his official Twitter account to create excitement among fans. At first glimpse, it looks like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell and Jon Bernthal are traveling to a distant island. But they are not happy, and we want to know why they’re angry. The story of the film is about a newly released prison gangster who hires a few young boys to commit crimes on the streets of California.

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This January, it was announced that Bold Films and Relativity Media are interested in acquiring the movie rights but director Ric Roman finally sold the US rights to Saban Films for $30 million. Sierra is on board to handle international sales. Jeffrey Stott and Lisa Zambri negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films. The two claim that this movie is in the works, so it’s too early to give it a date. However, there are rumors that “Short Caller” will hit a theater near you this Christmas. We’ll have to wait and see what shakes out for this intriguing gangster-related drama.

Saban Entertainment is a giant production company formed in 1983 by television producers Haim Saban and Shuki Levy. The company is already famous for importing several Japanese and American series, including "Maple Town," "Noozles," "Power Rangers," and "Masked Rider." It has shown interest in acquiring the rights to more Hollywood films.