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Action Thriller Altitude Exclusive Stills Show Denise Richards Fighting For Her Life

Denise Richards is taking back control of both her career and a hijacked plane in her new action thriller, ‘Altitude.’ In honor of the drama being released in theaters and On Demand next Friday, April 14 by Lionsgate, Shockya is premiering exclusive stills of the actress and her co-stars, including Dolph Lundgren and Greer Grammer.

‘Altitude’ was directed and edited by ‘House of Bodies’ helmer, Alex Merkin. The film was written by Jesse Mittelstadt, who crafted the story with Richard Switzer and Tyler W. Konney. The thriller was produced by Richard Switzer, Tyler W. Konney, Jonathan DelPonte and Phillip B. Goldfine. The executive producers on the action movie include James Macmillan, Jared Safier and Jonathan Lipnicki, who also appears in the drama. In addition to Richards, Lundgren, Grammer and Lipnicki, the film also stars Kirk Barker, Jordi Vilasuso, Chelsea Edmundson and Chuck Liddell.

Lionsgate has released the following synopsis for ‘Altitude’:

Gretchen Blair (Denise Richards) is a headstrong FBI agent who goes rogue on a hostage negotiation and is sent packing to a desk job back in DC. By a stroke of luck, she’s upgraded to business class on her flight—but as soon as the plane takes off, her seatmate, Terry (Kirk Barker), offers her millions of dollars if she can get him off the plane alive. As his ex-partners, Sharpe, Rawbones and Sadie (Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Liddell and Greer Grammar) stage a brutal hijacking, Gretchen finds herself in the fight of her life—choosing sides between two factions of a criminal gang and trying to keep the plane from going down.

Grindstone Entertainment Group presents in association with Taylor & Dodge Hollywood Media Bridge Switzer Entertainment Safier Entertainment Rough Cut Films Boundless Pictures Tilt/Shift Films and Firebrand.

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'Altitude' actress in the lead role of FBI agent Gretchen Blair.
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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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