Arc Entertainment Acquires The Western Thriller ‘Echoes of War’

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 11.34.45 pmARC Entertainment has acquired all US rights to the western thriller Echoes of War. Directed by Kane Senes and co-written by Senes himself along with John Chriss, the film stars James Badge Dale  (The Walk, Spectral, 13 Hours), Ethan Embry (Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” Cheap Thrills, The Guest), William Forsythe (Boardwalk Empire), Maika Monroe (The Guest, The Bling Ring, Labor Day) and Rhys Wakefield  (The Purge, Nobody Walks). ARC Entertainment will be releasing the film on VOD and in-theaters on May 15, 2015. The deal was announced today by ARC Entertainment’s Head of Acquisitions, Scott Moesta.

 “We are proud to release this powerful film and distribute Echoes of War across all platforms,” said Moesta. “The cast delivers a powerful performance shedding the truths and hardships of war.”

 In post-Civil War Texas, two neighboring families are grieving tragic losses while they struggle to survive in this rural drama. The cattle-ranching McCluskeys have lost both a son and their entire herd to the war. The Rileys, mourning the loss of wife and mother Mary to illness, eke out a living trapping animals and selling their pelts. When Wade Riley (James Badge Dale, The Lone Ranger, Iron Man 3) returns from fighting for the Confederacy, he discovers that Randolph McCluskey (William Forsythe, The Rock, Once Upon a Time in America) and family have been stealing animals from his family’s traps. He decides to take matters into his own hands, sparking yet another tragic and senseless war.

Echoes of War is executive produced by American Film Production’s George Voskericyan and produced by Dave Szamet (Hot Air), Provenance Pictures’ Steven J. Berger (The Pretty One, Spoonful), Kyle Fischer (Hot Air), American Film Production’s J.M.R. Luna (Tell, Helicopter Mom), Country Club’s John Chriss and Kane Senes. The deal was negotiated by ARC Entertainment’s Head of Acquisition, Scott Moesta and Highland Film Group brokered on behalf of the filmmakers. Highland Films served as the international sales agent.

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