Filmmaker Alexander Nevsky has been enlisted by the LAPD to help solve a series of gruesome murders in his latest action-thriller, ‘Black Rose,’ whose North American distribution rights have been acquired by ITN Distribution, Inc. The deal for the drama, which is set to debut in North American theaters on April 28, was negotiated by ITN Distribution President Stuart Alson and Nevsky, on behalf of the filmmakers.
Alson, who made the official announcement of the acquisition, said of the deal: “We’re excited to bring this action-filled thriller to the big screen. The film leads audiences to many twists and turns, sending them on a thrilling ride.”
‘Black Rose’ was written by Brent Huff (‘Chasing Beauty’) and George Saunders (‘The Hunt for Red October’). In addition to Nevsky, the drama also stars Kristanna Loken, Adrian Paul, Robert Davi and Matthias Hues.
Nevsky’s feature film directorial debut follows his character, Vladimir Kazatov, a Russian police major who’s enlisted by the LAPD to help solve a series of gruesome murders. The crimes are being perpetrated against young women by a sadistic killer on the mean streets of Hollywood.
In addition to starring in and helming ‘Black Rose,’ Nevsky also produced the thriller through his production company, Hollywood Storm. The film was executive produced by Sheldon Lettich and Robert Madrid.
‘Black Rose’ proved to be a theatrical box office hit in Russia. CIS, which holds the film’s foreign sales rights, has sold the action thriller to 22 countries.