Saban Films Buys Michael Keaton Thriller ‘Knox Goes Away’

Saban Films Buys Michael Keaton Thriller ‘Knox Goes Away’

Saban Films has acquired U.S. rights to “Knox Goes Away,” a thriller about a contract killer with dementia that was directed by and stars Michael Keaton. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. Saban Films plans to release the movie theatrically in the first quarter of 2024.

In addition to Keaton, the film stars Oscar winners Al Pacino and Marcia Gay Harden, as well as James Marsden, Suzy Nakamura, John Hoogenakker, Joanna Kulig, Ray McKinnon and Lela Loren. “Knox Goes Away was written by Gregory Poirier, the screenwriter of “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.” Keaton produced the movie alongside Brookstreet’s Trevor Matthews and Nick Gordon and Sugar23’s Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta.

Variety chief film critic Owen Gleiberman was a big fan of “Knox Goes Away,” praising it as “a silky and entrancing thriller” and heralding Keaton’s “beautifully psychological performance” along with his directing. Keaton plays John Knox, a hit man whose health is declining even as he is offered a chance to achieve redemption by saving his estranged son’s life. 

Saban Films recently acquired the Dermot Mulroney action thriller “Ruthless” and Harvey Keitel’s “Hellfire.” The deal for its latest purchase was negotiated by Saban Films chief Bill Bromiley with CAA Media Finance and Verve Ventures representing the filmmakers. FilmNation Entertainment represents the international rights to “Knox Goes Away.” 

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