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Lionsgate Press Release: Freelancers (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 1 Ronald Epstein

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The brotherhood between cops is sacred, but it's not stronger than the bond between a father and son, especially when it's a matter of justice. From a producer of 16 Blocks and Righteous Kill comes the action packed police thriller, Freelancers, premiering on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on August 21, 2012. The film will also be available in theaters for a limited release on August 10, 2012. Multi-platinum recording artist and rising Hollywood film star Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (Get Rich or Die Tryin') adds to his growing resume as an actor with his portrayal of Malo, the son of a slain NYPD officer who joins the force only to discover the villainous story behind his father's death.

 

Jackson is surrounded by an all-star supporting cast that includes two-time Academy AwardÒ winner Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, The Godfather Part II) and Best Actor winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), who head up the band of rogue New York City cops that recruit Jackson and his partners into their corrupt ranks. The film also features two-time Emmy AwardÒ winner Dana Delaney (TV's "China Beach").

 

The Freelancers Blu-ray Disc and DVD special features include audio commentary from director Jessy Terrero and actor Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as well as extended interviews and behind-the-scenes interviews with the filmmakers and cast. The Freelancers Blu-ray Disc and DVD are each housed in limited edition collectible packaging and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

 

FREELANCERS SYNOPSIS The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue "Gotham cops." His new boss, Sarcone (De Niro), will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tribulations of loyalty, trust and respect. However, when the truth about his father's death is revealed, revenge takes over and he won't stop until justice has been truly served.

 

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • Audio commentary with Director Jessy Terrero and Actor Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
  • Behind-the-Scenes Interviews with Director Jessy Terrero, Producer Randall Emmett, Writer L. Philippe Casseus and Actors Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Forest Whitaker, Beau Garrett, Malcolm Goodwin, Ryan O'Nan and Anabelle Acosta
  • Extended Interviews with Director Jessy Terrero, Producer Randall Emmett, Writer L. Philippe Casseus and Actors Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Forest Whitaker, Beau Garrett, Malcolm Goodwin, Ryan O'Nan and Anabelle Acosta 

*Subject to change

  

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Street Date: August 21, 2012

Price: $24.99 Blu-ray / $19.98 DVD

Rating: R for strong sexual content, nudity, drug use, violence and pervasive language

Run Time: 96 minutes

Type: Limited Theatrical Release

Genre: Action

Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio

DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital

  

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of primetime cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 16 shows on more than 10 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning "Mad Men," "Weeds" and "Nurse Jackie," along with the powerful drama "Boss," the new network series "Nashville" and "Next Caller," the syndication successes "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," its spinoff "Meet the Browns," "The Wendy Williams Show" and "Are We There Yet?" and the upcoming "Anger Management," starring Charlie Sheen, and "Orange is the New Black," an original series for Netflix.


Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of "The Hunger Games" franchise, which  has already grossed nearly $650 million at the worldwide box office, "The Expendables," "The Lincoln Lawyer,"  "Cabin In The Woods," "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family" and "Margin Call." With the January 2012 acquisition of Summit Entertainment, the Company now has the two leading young adult franchises - the blockbuster "Twilight Saga," which has grossed more than $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office, and "The Hunger Games." Recent Summit hits include "Red," "Letters to Juliet," "Knowing," the "Step Up" franchise and the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, "The Hurt Locker."


Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 13,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

 


Ronald J Epstein
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