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Redbox Entertainment acquires North American rights to WWII drama Come Out Fighting

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE) — Redbox Entertainment, the original content arm of Redbox (NASDAQ: RDBX), today announced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the World War II action drama. Come out to fight. Movie stars Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga) as Lieutenant Frank Ross and Michael Jai White (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) as Sergeant AJ “Red” McCarron and written and directed by Steve Luke (Operation “Sea Wolf”). The film will premiere in 2022 and is expected to have a limited release and be available around the clock on demand.

Based on true events Come out to fight The action takes place during the Second World War, when the American army broke through the countryside on the border of France and invaded Nazi Germany. Hitler, desperate to turn the tide, deployed his secret weapon: the M-262 fighter. Lieutenant Frank Ross encounters these weapons and an intense dogfight ensues. Ross, forced to eject from his plane, lands behind enemy lines. While waiting for a rescue team, Frank finds himself in the middle of a German ambush against an American tanker patrol. Leading the U.S. Patrol, 2nd Lt. Robert Hayes, along with his right hand soldier, Sgt. AJ “Red” McCarron and Private Michael “Salty” Buttons, maintain the famous 761.st. A tank battalion known as the Black Panthers. Buttons and others must find a way to put their differences aside and unite to win this war.

The film was produced by Dean Bloxom, Luc Schützle and André Relis. Galen Smith and Mark Danone will serve as executive producers.

“This is a breathtaking snapshot of one of the most tumultuous periods in modern history,” said Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox. “This story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and what can be achieved when people who at first glance have nothing in common yet work together against immeasurable obstacles.”

“We are thrilled to be once again working with our esteemed partners at Redbox on yet another action-packed film that is sure to resonate with viewers interested in watching a story that celebrates brotherhood and diversity in the context of a little-known battle that took place at a major turning point in World War II. world war,” said J.D. Bofils, president of sales at VMI.

The deal was brokered by Mark Danon, head of original content at Redbox Entertainment, through J.D. Bofils, president of sales at VMI, on behalf of the filmmakers.

About Redbox

Redbox (NASDAQ: RDBX) is a leading entertainment company that provides consumers with access to a wide range of digital and physical content. The company operates a fast-growing digital streaming service that provides both promotional (AVOD) and pay-per-view movies from Hollywood studios and hundreds of content partners, as well as over 130 ad-supported free-to-play (FAST) streaming television channels. The Redbox app is available on major entertainment platforms, including Roku devices, connected TVs, gaming platforms, the web, and iOS and Android devices. Redbox also operates its popular kiosks across the US in thousands of outlets, providing consumers with affordable access to the latest entertainment. The company produces, acquires and distributes films under its Redbox Entertainment™ label, providing the rights to films featuring talented individuals distributed through Redbox’s digital and physical services, as well as through third-party digital services. Redbox is headquartered near Chicago and has offices in Los Angeles and Seattle. For more information, visit www.redbox.com.

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