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Voltage Pictures has acquired international rights to Declan Whitebloom’s The Yacht





Voltage Pictures has acquired international rights to Declan Whitebloom’s (Blackbird, Grey Fox) highly anticipated action heist thriller, The Yacht, starring Ruby Rose and Patrick Schwarzenegger with Frank Grillo it was announced today by Voltage Pictures’ President and COO Jonathan Deckter. Voltage will introduce the film to buyers at the upcoming Marché du film June 21-25, 2021.


Currently in post-production, this high-octane and tense action-thriller in the mold of Die Hard and Panic Room follows a tenacious and troubled young woman who inherits a luxury yacht from her estranged father and has to fight to survive when it gets hijacked by thieves. Unable to escape and trapped on the yacht at high seas, the prey becomes the hunter as she turns the tables on the intruders and takes matters into her own hands.


Scotty Bohnen (The Last Son), Danny Bohnen (She Walks the Woods) and Luis Da Silva, Jr. (Fast Five, The Devil Goes Down) also star.


Producers on the film are Jib Polhemus, Michael Jefferson, Lowell Shapiro, Mike Dill, Ford Corbett, Nathan Klingher, Ryan Winterstern and Anthony Standberry. Executive Producers are Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier and Deckter, alongside Vernon Davis, Henry Penzi and Adam Beasley. Saban Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights.


“I was really drawn to the project initially because its such a great take on the modern thriller with a strong female lead, I was hooked,” said Whitebloom. “When Ruby Rose came on board – excuse the pun – she took the character of Bella to another level, bringing a real world vulnerability to the part that added so much.  Frank  and Patrick were also great collaborators, it was thrilling to work with those gents and see those characters leap off the page. Having always been a fan of the thriller genre it’s been a dream to bring this one to life.”


“Declan has assembled an all-star cast of renegade action stars to lead this pulse racing heist-thriller,” said Deckter. “No one kicks ass quite like the indominable Ruby Rose and Frank Grillo, and we saw Patrick’s genius firsthand when we handled sales on Daniel Isn’t Real.” 


Rose starred in the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” and as Kate Kane in the CW’s “Batwoman.”  She was recently seen in SAS: Red Notice, and opposite Morgan Freeman in the Liongate film Vanquish.  She can next be seen in the Liongate comedy 1UP.


Frank Grillo portrayed the fan-favorite villain, ‘Crossbones’, in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War which brought in well over a $1 billion globally at the box office, and is the face of Universal’s Purge franchise as Sergeant Leo Barnes in The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year. Election Year took in a global gross of $114.2 million, making it the most successful chapter yet. Grillo also starred in China’s mega-hit Wolf Warrior II, where he played the ruthless American mercenary opposite Celina Jade, Hans Zhang and Wu Gang. The film broke numerous box office records, now holding the title of the most successful film ever released in China.


Schwarzenegger co-starred with Bella Thorne in the YA romance Midnight Sun, the critically acclaimed horror Daniel Isn't Real and Netflix’s Moxie from Amy Poehler. He can next be seen in Amazon’s “The Terminal List”.


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Voltage Pictures, established in 2005, is a privately held, film and television production, financing and sales entity. Voltage has won six Academy Awards including Best Picture for The Hurt Locker, and three Academy Awards for Dallas Buyers Club.


Voltage represented worldwide rights on After, based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Anna Todd, that debuted number one at the box office in 17 international territories including Germany and Italy when released in April 2019, grossing over $70m worldwide. The highly anticipated sequel, After We Collided, opened in September 2020 and grossed nearly $50m worldwide. The third and fourth films in the franchise, After We Fell and After Ever Happy, are currently in post-production after wrapping principal photography in December 2020.


Voltage also produced the blockbuster comedy I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, and Naomi Campbell, which generated nearly $100m in worldwide box office. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Jim Parsons, and John Malkovich premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim.

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