EXCLUSIVE: Shout! Studios has picked up North American rights to Caged (beforehand titled The S.H.U.), a social thriller starring Edi Gathegi of the Twilight Saga and X-Men: First Class fame.
Premiere Entertainment Group is dealing with the initiatives rights in the course of the digital Toronto market.
Melora Hardin, Angela Sarafyan, Tony Amendola, and James Jagger additionally star within the pic, which is an elevated style movie following an prosperous African American psychiatrist (Gathegi) into federal jail after he’s discovered responsible of murdering his spouse (Sarafyan). He is then despatched to solitary confinement – a sufferer of systemic racism.
Aaron Fjellman makes his characteristic directing debut on the mission, from a script he co-wrote with James ‘Doc’ Mason. Pete Kirtley produced for Panic House Films alongside, Matthew C. Temple, Jessa Zarubica, and Fjellman. Edi Gathegi and Ryan Sage served as government producers. Kirtley and Fjellman co-founded Panic House Films.
“After a global pandemic sentenced the world to solitary confinement, a series of infuriating tragedies have inspired a moment in time where it seems change is finally within our grasp,” says Aaron Fjellman of Panic House Films. “Shout! Studios share our creative vision and have the expertise to present our film to a North American audience, making them the perfect partner.”