Screen Media Films announced the acquisition of all North American rights to the upcoming crime thriller Devil's Peak. The film stars Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton (The Gray Man, Bad Santa), Golden Globe winner Robin Wright (Wonder Woman 1984, House of Cards), Hopper Penn (War Machine, The Cleaner) and Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (The Watchmen). Devil’s Peak is directed by Ben Young (Hounds of Love, Extinction) from a screenplay written by Robert Knott (Appaloosa), based on the novel Where All Light Tends to Go written by David Joy. Screen Media will release the film exclusively in theaters on February 17, followed by a digital release on February 24.
Set in the Appalachian Mountains, Devil’s Peak is a tense thriller about a family dominated by a crime lord (Thornton) who controls his family and his business with his fists. When his son (Penn) meets the girl of his dreams (Katelyn Nacon), desperately wanting to escape the life he is expected to lead and free himself from the clutches of his father, he is forced to go head to head with the terrifying man who will stop at nothing to ensure loyalty from all of those around him.
"Working with a cast of this stature had always been a dream of mine. I wanted to get back to my roots and make a movie on location that would live or die by its performances. It’s movie-making in its purest form, driven by love and passion for the medium by all involved." - Director Ben Young
The film was produced by Wright, Griff Furst, Josh Kesselman, Robert Knott, and Jamie Hilton. Executive producers include Ford Corbett, Seth Needle, Conor McAdam, Maurice Fadida, Angela Meredith Furst, Landon Gorman, Amanda Morrison, Brandon Powers, Anthony Standberry and David Nagelberg.