Saban Films announced today that they have acquired North American rights to American Night written and directed by Alessio Della Valle. The action thriller stars Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, Once Upon a time… In Hollywood), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The 12th Man, Edge of the World) and Paz Vega (Spanglish, Sex and Lucia). The film, which will make its World Premiere at the 2021 Venice Film Festival on September 9, 2021, will be released in theaters this Fall.
A neo-noir set in New York City’s corrupt contemporary art world, American Night follows art dealer John Kaplan (Rhys Meyers) and the ruthless head of New York’s mafia, Michael Rubimafino (Hirsch), as they fight for money, art, power and love.
“We look forward to working with Director Alessio Della Valle on his feature directorial debut American Night,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “His experiences travelling the world have equipped him with a unique perspective and make him such a gifted filmmaker.”