Saban Films announced today that they have acquired North American and UK rights to Ida Red, written and directed by John Swab (Body Brokers, Run with the Hunted). The action thriller stars Josh Harnett (Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor), Frank Grillo (Captain America and Purge Franchises, Kingdom, Wheelman) and Academy Award-winner, Melissa Leo (The Fighter, The Big Short). The supporting cast includes: Sofia Hublitz (Ozark), William Forsythe (The Rock, The Devil’s Rejects), Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood), Mark Boone Junior (Memento), Beau Knapp (The Nice Guys) and George “Slaine” Carroll (The Town).
Jeremy M. Rosen (Charlie Says, Body Brokers) cast, music supervised and produced, along with Robert Ogden Barnum (Margin Call, All is Lost) and Swab for Roxwell Films, in association with Bondit Media Capital.
Director John Swab has described Ida Red as “the Neo-Western story of an American crime family in the Oklahoma heartland.” The film follows Ida ‘Red’ Walker (Leo), who may not survive her 20-year prison sentence for armed robbery. She turns to her son, Wyatt (Hartnett), for one last job and a chance to regain her freedom. The film wrapped production amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
The deal was negotiated by Bill Bromiley for Saban Films with Jeremy M. Rosen and Robert Ogden Barnum for Roxwell Films on behalf of the filmmakers.