Alan Ritchson (“Reacher,” Fast X) has been set as the lead in Motor City, a ground-breaking action thriller from visionary director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Ritchson will play John Miller, a Detroit man released from prison, who unleashes a rampage of brutal vengeance on those who framed him. The Detroit-set film will be characterized by immersive visual storytelling, with stunningly choreographed and stylized action sequences.

Greg Silverman and Jon Berg will produce for Stampede Ventures, alongside Cliff Roberts and Chad St. John, who also penned the script. Executive Producers include Chris Bosco and Gideon Yu for Stampede Ventures and John Friedberg for Black Bear International. Black Bear International will introduce the film to international buyers at the upcoming Cannes Marché du Film and WME Independent are co-repping domestic rights with Stampede.

Following the massive critical and consumer success and rapid season two pickup of “Reacher,” Ritchson expanded his relationship with Amazon Studios with a three-picture film deal for acting. The series is the first Prime Video title to hit No. 1 on Nielsen’s SVOD rankings and with many fans devouring the inaugural season in its first 24 hours of release, it became one of Prime Video’s most-binged Original series ever, as well as its top five most-watched series in the U.S. and globally. Ritchson will soon be seen in the next installment of the blockbuster Fast and Furious franchise, Fast X, and the Lionsgate drama Ordinary Angels opposite Hilary Swank. Further to this, he recently wrapped production on Black Bear International’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare from director Guy Ritchie.

Motor City marks a highly anticipated return to the action genre for Bekmambetov, who is most known for directing Marc Millar’s comic book adaptation Wanted (2008), which starred Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman. The film grossed $342 million and was one of the most successful films of the year. He also produced screenlife thrillers Unfriended (2015) for Universal Pictures, and Searching (2018) and Missing (2023) for Sony.

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