CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Comancheria, an action-thriller starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges.
Scottish helmer David Mackenzie will direct the project from a Black List script by Taylor Sheridan. The story centers on two brothers (Pine and Foster) who go on a bank robbery spree in order to save their family’s West Texas farm. Bridges will play a West Texas Ranger who is determined to catch the brothers.
Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg for Film 44 and Julie Yorn for LBI will produce the film with Carla Hacken and Gigi Pritzker serving as executive producers. Sidney Kimmel Entertainment developed the project with Film 44, and OddLot Entertainment recently joined SKE on the film and will co-produce and co-finance.
“We pride ourselves on making and acquiring quality films in every genre. By that measure, Taylor and David’s category-bending heartland take on Robin Hood made Comancheriasomething of an obsession,” said Scott Shooman, executive vp acquisitions and co-productions, CBS Films. “Add in an extraordinary cast lead by Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster and smart partners in Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, OddLot Entertainment, Film 44 and LBI, and we know that this will be a film that reminds a wide audience why they love riveting authentic movies.”
Shooman will oversee the project for CBS Films, which will distribute Comancheria in partnership with Lionsgate. WME Global and UTA negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.