FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNIFIED PICTURES TAKES U.S. DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO “THE RENDEZVOUS”
STARRING STANA KATIC AND RAZA JAFFREY
LOS ANGELES (July 18, 2017) – Highland Film Group announced today that Unified Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Amin Matalqa’s The Rendezvous, starring Stana Katic (“Castle”) and Raza Jaffrey (“Homeland”). Unified Pictures will release the action adventure film across U.S. ancillary markets this fall. The film made its World Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival last November.
Directed by Amin Matalqa (the Sundance Film Festival award-winning “Captain Abu Raed”) and shot in the Kingdom of Jordan, The Rendezvous is a classic romantic action/adventure centering on a Jewish doctor (Katic) and a Muslim State Department employee (Jaffrey) who unwittingly become involved in a 3000-year-old mystery that could change the future of the world.
Highland Film Group, which is handling worldwide rights, has already bolstered strong sales across many major markets in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The Rendezvous is produced by Tricia Gibbs and Dan Halsted under the Halsted Pictures banner. The screenplay was written by Terrel Seltzer, based on the novel by Sarah Isaias.
Highland Film Group’s diversified slate also includes: Eric Bress’ Ghosts of War starring Brenton Thwaites, Theo Rossi, Skylar Astin, Kyle Gallner, Alan Ritchson, Billy Zane, and Shaun Toub; A Vigilante starring Olivia Wilde; Tim Hunter’s Looking Glass starring Nicolas Cage and Robin Turney; Guy Moshe’s The Last Draw of Jack of Hearts starring Josh Hartnett; Kevin Connolly’s The Life and Death of John Gotti starring John Travolta; Vaughn Stein’s Terminal starring Margot Robbie; Jon Avnet’s Three Christs of Ypsilanti starring Richard Gere, Julianna Margulies, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins and Bradley Whitford; Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; Scott Mann’s Final Score starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan; and Osgood Perkins’ The Blackcoat’s Daughter starring Emma Roberts for A24.
Led by Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, Highland Film Group (HFG) is an independent worldwide sales, production and film financing company. HFG provides financing through a combination of pre-sales to help cover senior and subordinated debt, gap, tax credit, and facilitates capital for mezzanine and equity financing.