Cleopatra Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to the new adventure film CHINA SALESMAN, produced by China’s Wanda Corporation, which was written and directed by Chinese filmmaker Tan Bing. The film, with a reported budget of over $20 million, stars Mike Tyson, Steven Seagal, Dong-Xue Li, Janicke Askevold and Li Ai, with Eriq Ebouaney rounding out the cast. CHINA SALESMAN premieres theatrically this spring and had previously been a high profile title at last year’s AFM.
Based on a true story, CHINA SALESMAN is a film about the dangerous and epic adventure to Africa where a Chinese engineer/salesman comes face-to-face with a corrupt competitor over the contract for the first African mobile telecom technology. Local tribesman Kabbah (Mike Tyson) and mercenary Lauder (Steven Seagal) get drawn into the conflict in a classic, brutal hand-to-hand fight while the entire country faces civil war battles.
The deal was brokered by Cleopatra Founder and CEO Brian Perera, Tim Yasui, VP/GM of Cleopatra Entertainment, and by Strath, Marcy and Daisy Hamilton from TriCoast Worldwide on behalf of the filmmakers.
CHINA SALESMAN will hit theaters on June 15th and VOD platforms on June 26th.