Lionsgate couldn't resist the upcoming psychological thriller "Fatale" starring Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, and Tyrin Turner. It has acquired the film's North American rights as well as those for certain other international territories, Deadline reports.
It tells the story of a man who tries to save his marriage after having a wild one-night stand. The situation turns into a living nightmare for him as the other woman is manipulative and conniving. David Loughery ("Obsessed") wrote the script, and Deon Taylor is the director.
Lionsgate previously distributed "Traffik," a 2018 thriller helmed by Taylor. Jason Constantine, the company's president of acquisitions and co-productions, shared his excitement about nabbing another of his films, saying they're "all big fans of Deon." He also described "Fatale" as having "the heat and erotic appeal of relationship-gone-wrong thrillers like 'Unfaithful,' 'Fatal Attraction' or 'Basic Insinct.'"
Of course, the cast was another draw for Lionsgate. Constantine also highlighted its "riveting performances" from Swank and Ealy. Swank is a two-time Academy Award winner who most recently starred in the films "I Am Mother" and "What They Had" as well as the series "Trust," and Ealy's "Intruder" opened earlier this year.
Loughery is one of the producers of "Fatale," alongside Roxanne Taylor of Hidden Empire Film Group. Robert F. Smith serves as an executive producer, while the director of photography is Dante Spinotti. No release date has been announced.