Redbox Entertainment, the original content division of Redbox (NASDAQ: RDBX), today announced it has signed North American rights to Verdi Productions’ anticipated gritty action-crime film Johnny & Clyde. Starring Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap), Ajani Russell (Betty), with Tyson Ritter (Preacher) and Megan Fox (The Expendables 4), and directed by Tom DeNucci (Vault), Johnny & Clyde will premiere in theaters and will be available day-and-date in Redbox kiosks and On Demand.
Johnny & Clyde is a spin on the iconic Bonnie and Clyde story and follows two serial killers (Jogia, Russell) who are madly in love and on a shocking crime spree. They ultimately set their sights on robbing a prosperous casino run by a crime boss, Alana (Fox), and her head of security, Guy (Ritter). Rounding out the cast is Vanessa Angel (Kingpin), Bai Ling (The Crow), Robert LaSardo (The Mule), Armen Garo (The Departed), Sean Ringgold (American Gangster), Nick Principe (Vault), Brett Azar (Young Rock), Sydney Jenkins (Don’t Look Up), and Charles W. Harris III (Glass).
Written by DeNucci and Nick Principe, Johnny & Clyde was produced by Chad A. Verdi (The Irishman, Bleed For This), Michelle Verdi (Silence), Chad A. Verdi Jr (Wash Me in the River), Paul Luba (Hot Seat), and Nick Koskoff (Vault). Verdi Productions produced and financed the project and VMI Worldwide is handling international sales. Executive producers are Andre Relis, David Gere, J.D. Beaufils, Jessica Bennett, Mickey Guerin, Anthony Gudas, and Chelsea Vale, with Amy Lippens, Matthew J. Weiss, and Ali Cesare co-producing.
“Fans of dark, gritty action movies are going to love Johnny & Clyde,” said Galen Smith, CEO, Redbox. “Tom has created a film that will have fans on the edge of their seats. We’re looking forward to releasing the film later this year.”
“This film will keep fans engaged from beginning till the end. A true thriller with a twist of humor” stated producer Chad A. Verdi.