Image Entertainment, a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, announced today the theatrical release plans for Stuart Gordon’s “Stuck” starring Mena Suvari and Stephen Rea. The film opens May 30 in New York and Los Angeles, expanding to twenty of the top U.S. markets on June 6. Image has engaged ThinkFilm to release the film theatrically.
Writer-director Stuart Gordon (“Edmond” and the forthcoming “House of Re-Animator”) has crafted a taut thriller inspired by true events ripped right from the headlines. “Stuck” is the story of two unlikely opponents thrown together through a macabre set of circumstances. Hardworking Brandi (Suvari) hits a homeless man, Tom (Rea), with her car while driving home late at night. Brutally smashed headfirst into Brandi’s windshield, impaling shards of glass keep Tom stuck as Brandi speeds home and hides car and victim in her garage. Making a snap decision knowing there were no witnesses to the event, she decides to let Tom slowly bleed to death in her garage. Meanwhile, Tom begins to realize the true horror of his absurd fate and tries to free his battered body from the car. “Stuck” accelerates into a bloody battle of wits and survival that leads to an unexpected and life-shattering conclusion.
Image will bring the film to home video and digital throughout the U.S. in fall 2008. Prodigy Pictures, co-producer of the film, in conjunction with Image will represent U.S. television sales. Rigel Entertainment is handling International sales.
Image Entertainment is a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,000 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 250 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and approximately 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights and, through its subsidiary Egami Media, Inc., has digital download rights to approximately 2,000 video programs and over 300 audio programs containing more than 4,500 tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, please go to www.image-entertainment.com.