Patriot Pictures and XYZ Films have brought on Wayward Entertainment to release GOD IS A BULLET, screenplay written and directed by critically-acclaimed director Nick Cassavetes, for a wide release exclusively in US theaters on June 23, 2023. The action thriller stars Maika Monroe, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Karl Glusman, January Jones, Paul Johansson, David Thornton and Jamie Foxx. The film will expand to a digital release in the US on July 11, 2023.

Inspired by true events and based on the best-selling novel “God Is A Bullet” written by Boston Teran, the film is produced by Michael Mendelsohn from Patriot Pictures and Donald V. Allen. Kim H. Winther and Jim Steele are co-producing. Executive producing is Natalie Perrotta, Paul Johansson, Sidney Kimmel, Jamie Foxx, Chuck Pacheco, Jim Steele, Santiago García Galván. Mendelsohn’s Union Patriot Capital Management fully financed the film.

The film follows detective Bob Hightower (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who finds his ex-wife murdered and his daughter kidnapped by an insidious cult. Bob takes matters into his own hands and infiltrates the secretive cult to try to save his daughter. With the help of the cult’s only female victim escapee, Case Hardin (Maika Monroe), Bob and Case go down the rabbit hole with The Ferryman (Jamie Foxx) to save his daughter and find closure for Case from the cult – and its maniacal leader (Glusman) – that took so much away from her.

Patriot Pictures Michael Mendelson states “We are looking forward to working with Wayward and are so excited that GOD IS A BULLET will be hitting theaters nationwide this summer. Audiences are back and want to see films that keep them on the edge. Nick and I, with an amazing, multi-national cast and crew, are excited to release a badass, action-packed revenge classic, made to be enjoyed on the big screen.”

Nick Cassavetes added “I’ve been trying to tell this great story for the last 18+ years. It’s tough, violent, has two flawed and fantastic characters, and absolutely pulls no punches. I love it! There’s nothing else out there like it, not even close!”

XYZ Films is handling global sales for the Patriot Pictures production. XYZ and Patriot previously collaborated on SYNCHONIC (TIFF 2019) starring Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie, CUT THROAT CITY (SXSW 2020) starring Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes and the Sundance world premiere (2021) entry PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND starring Nicolas Cage.

About XYZ Films:
XYZ Films is an independent studio whose mission is to empower visionary storytellers from every corner of the planet. As a producer, financier and distributor, the company is uniquely suited to identify talented filmmakers and bring their stories to life. XYZ recently expanded into talent management, working with a global roster of
filmmakers. XYZ was founded in 2008 by Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer, and Aram Tertzakian. The company’s classic titles include THE RAID franchise, 2017 Sundance winner I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE, and Panos Cosmatos’ psychedelic revenge thriller MANDY.

XYZ’s current slate include Berlin competition title BLACKBERRY from director Matt Johnson which stars Glenn Howerton and Jay Baruchel, ASH starring Eiza González and Aaron Paul and to be directed by Flying Lotus, SEVEN VEILS starring Amanda Seyfried and directed by Atom Egoyan, Sundance selection RUN RABBIT RUN directed by Dana Reid and starring Sarah Snook, and DANIELA FOREVER to be directed by Nacho Vigalondo and starring Henry Golding. XYZ is in post-production on the Netflix Original HAVOC, directed by Gareth Evans and starring Tom Hardy and Forest Whitaker.

About Patriot Pictures and Union Patriot Capital Management
Patriot Pictures LLC. Is an award-winning independent production studio that packages film production and cast, financing, and distribution elements to inspire social awareness spotlighting good vs evil in society. Recent titles include BLACKOUT (reaching #2 globally for Netflix), RZA directed CUT THROAT CITY, PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND staring Nicolas Cage and upcoming pictures GET LOST starring Ella Bleu Travolta and the documentary GHOST SHIPS. With 35+ years of financing films Mendelsohn has a lot of pictures under his belt including, LORD OF WAR starring Nicolas Cage, THE MATRIX, AIR FORCE ONE, WHAT WOMEN WANT, RESERVIOR DOGS by Quentin Tarantino, HANGMAN staring Al Pacino, SLEEPY HOLLOW, ROMEO AND JULIET and many more. Mendelsohn and team currently manage an investment fund totaling up to $500 million specializing in project production finance and film IP acquisition. Mendelsohn has been the prior Head of Media and Entertainment Finance and Advisor for BNP Paribas, Union Bank of California and Union Patriot Capital and has arranged production financing for/or produced over $2.1 billion in production financing and $5.8 billion in box office revenue for over 428 independent and major studio films.

About Wayward Entertainment:
Wayward Entertainment (www.waywardentertainment.com) is a multi-platform genre and alternative studio focused on collaborating with unique voices from around the world to create, acquire and release original genre properties across all media platforms. Wayward Entertainment is run by founders Vince Totino and John Hegeman.


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