NOLA-shot Film Picked Up at TIFF

Photo courtesy TIFF.net

Photo courtesy TIFF.net

American Heist, a New Orleans-shot crime drama, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) earlier this month and came away with a distribution deal.

Saban Films has closed a $2 million deal for U.S. distribution rights to the film, which was directed by Sarik Andreasayan and stars Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody and Jordana Brewster. Saban Films also recently made a deal at TIFF for The Forger, starring John Travolta, Christopher Plummer and Tye Sheridan.

American Heist, which shot in New Orleans over four weeks in summer 2013, is about two brothers with checkered pasts who become embroiled in a high-stakes bank robbery.

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