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Cannes: Gravitas Ventures Acquires Gangland Thriller ‘MobKing’ (Exclusive)


Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American rights to the upcoming gangland thriller MobKingwhich will be released in select cinemas and on demand on May 26.

The deal was completed by Danielle Gasher, senior director of acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures, and Anthony Caliendo of Button Man Films.

Button Man Films has also signed with Adler & Associates Entertainment for international rights MobKingwhich will make its world market debut in Cannes.

MobKingwhich will premiere at the American Film Market in 2022, is based on the award-winning web series of the same name, created by and starring Ciro Dapagio (Suitcase, Silent Partners) who reprises his role as Mike White, a mobster who has distinguished himself as a man of honor, a stand-up man, but after being released from a lengthy prison sentence, he becomes the target of Miami’s most notorious criminal organization. James Russo (Donnie Brasco) takes on the role of Dominick “Dom” Sasso, the head of the South Florida Sasso crime family, the Capo di Tutti Capi, a respected leader, who is ruthless when needed, especially when it comes to protecting his family interests.

The action thriller also stars Robert LaSardo (Fire alarm), Oksana Lada (The sopranos), Bruce Soscia (Gravesend), Michael Villar (Skin), Stelio Savante (What remains), Artie Pasquale (The sopranos), Elisabetta Fantone (Big eyes), Paul Borghese (The Irishman), Antony Corone (Bad Boys II), Celine Alva and Anthony Caliendo. MobKing is directed and co-written by Emmy-winning director Jorge “Jokes” Yanes (Gabriel: Amor Immortal, Eenie Meeny Miny Moe, The roof).

“Negotiating deals is what I’m known for and what I’m good at,” said Caliendo. “It is absolutely amazing to me that with my first ever feature film as an executive producer and actor I can secure distribution and representation with some of the best names in the independent film industry. I can’t wait to see the results”

Dasher added: “We are so excited to release MobKing to the American public on May 26. The film is a well-executed and gritty mob thriller with fantastic commercial appeal. We couldn’t be more excited to be the film’s domestic distribution partner.”

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