Briarcliff Entertainment Acquires U.S. Rights to Den of Thieves 2: Pantera

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Briarcliff Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to DEN OF THIEVES 2: PANTERA, the exciting follow up to writer/director Christian Gudegast's box office hit. Gerard Butler will star as "Big Nick," along with O'Shea Jackson Jr. as "Donnie."

The sequel, also written and directed by Gudegast, will take audiences on a breakneck, intense ride through the streets of Europe. DEN OF THIEVES 2: PANTERA is financed by eOne and Tucker Tooley Entertainment. Briarcliff acquired the film from eOne.

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Briarcliff plans to release the project in theaters nationwide Q4 of 2024. Today's announcement was made by Briarcliff's CEO Tom Ortenberg.

In DEN OF THIEVES 2: PANTERA, Big Nick is back on the hunt on the mean-streets of Europe closing in on Donnie who is embroiled in the dangerous world of diamond thieves and the infamous Panther mafia, as they plot a massive heist of the world's biggest diamond exchange.

"We are tremendous fans of Gerard Butler, who we've worked with numerous times, and are so thrilled to be on board with him, Christian Gudegast, Producer Tucker Tooley and the amazing supporting cast. Films like this make going to the theater fun, and we can't wait to give moviegoers the chance to see it on the big screen," said Ortenberg.

Commented Tooley: "We are thrilled to be working with Tom and his team on Den of Thieves 2: Pantera. Today's theatrical landscape is tricky, and it takes innovation to break through. With Tom's incredible track record and experience we feel like this exciting sequel will be in good hands."

Written and directed by Christian Gudegast, DEN OF THIEVES 2: PANTERA is produced by Tucker Tooley of Tucker Tooley Entertainment, Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel of G-BASE, and Mark Canton.

The deal was negotiated by Tom Ortenberg and Jessica Rose on behalf of Briarcliff Entertainment and by Rosalind Read of eOne on behalf of the filmmakers. Sierra Affinity will manage international sales of the film.

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About Briarcliff Entertainment

Briarcliff Entertainment is a forward-thinking entertainment company, formed in 2018 by industry veteran Tom Ortenberg. Since its inception, Briarcliff has released Liam Neeson hits Honest Thief, The Marksman, and Blacklight, El Chicano, supernatural thriller Don't Let Go, CopShop starring Gerard Butler, the Foo Fighters' Studio 666, Memory directed by Martin Campbell and sports biopic Sweetwater. Briarcliff has also release award-winning and critically acclaimed documentaries Fahrenheit 11/9, The Dissident and Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down. In partnership with Open Road Films, which Ortenberg relaunched and was formerly the founding CEO, Briarcliff recently opened Marlowe, starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and Jessica Lange and will release Gerard Butler actioner Kandahar directed by Ric Roman Waugh on May 26, 2023. Briarcliff will also release baseball biopic The Hill on August 14, 2023 and inspirational true-story Sight on October 27, 2023. Publisher, Janet Walker, Closes 2022 With 72 Screenplays Awards

About Tucker Tooley Entertainment

Tucker Tooley Entertainment is a feature film and television finance and production company. The company, which has a co-finance and co-development deal with Hasbro/Entertainment One, was established in 2016 by principals Tucker Tooley and Greg Renker. Tooley is a Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the Producers Guild of America. Prior to founding his company, Tooley was the President of Relativity Studios. His films have earned more than $2.5 billion worldwide.

Recent credits for Tucker Tooley Entertainment include CONCRETE COWBOY for Netflix starring Idris Elba, THE UNITED STATES VS BILLIE HOLIDAY for Hulu, which earned an Oscar nomination for lead actress Andra Day and was directed by Academy-Award® nominee Lee Daniels. Its next film, ARTHUR THE KING, stars Mark Wahlberg and will be released in 2024.

Along with DEN OF THIEVES 2: PANTERA, Tooley Entertainment is currently in post-production on THE DELIVERANCE, an elevated horror film directed by Lee Daniels for Netflix, with an all-star cast that includes Andra Day, Glenn Close, Mo'Nique, Aunjanue Ellis, Caleb McLaughlin, Demi Singleton and Omar Epps. The film is anticipated to be released on the platform in 2024.

About eOne

Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne's expertise spans across film, television and family programming. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity. eOne brings to market both original and existing content, through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies. 

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About G-BASE

G-BASE, the production shingle founded by Gerard Butler & Alan Siegel, has produced twenty feature films since opening in 2008 including "Law Abiding Citizen", "Olympus Has Fallen", "London Has Fallen", and the most recent film in the franchise "Angel Has Fallen." Worldwide receipts have totaled over a half billion dollars. 

G-BASE's heist film "Den of Thieves" is one of the latest hits in a string of box office successes that also climbed to the top ten of all movies shown on Netflix with the sequel "Den of Thieves 2: Pantera" currently shooting. Their film "Greenland" bravely led the pack of movies opening in cinemas across international markets gradually and safely during Covid, with #1 openings in almost all territories. The film debuted in the U.S. on HBO after one of the biggest acquisition deals in their history and the sequel "Greenland: Migration" is now in the works for late 2023. The most recently completed films are "The Plane" co-produced with Di Bonaventura Pictures & MadRiver Pictures and "Kandahar" co-produced with Thunder Road and Capstone. 

In addition to film, the company continues to produce and develop a diverse slate of projects including television with "Paris Has Fallen" for StudioCanal with the BAFA-winning creator Howard Overman writing. The eight-part series is set to start shooting at the end of May.

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