Gerard Butler Headlines Action Thriller ‘Chase,’ Voltage Pictures Swoops For International Rights (EXCLUSIVE)

Gerard Butler (“Greenland”), Jaimie Alexander (“Thor: The Dark World”), Russell Hornsby (“Creed II”) and Ethan Embry (“First Man”) have wrapped principal photography on director Brian Goodman’s action-thriller “Chase,” with Voltage Pictures swooping for international rights.

Voltage, which will co-rep U.S. rights with CAA, will introduce the project to buyers immediately, with first-look footage set to drop imminently.

“Chase” centers on Will Spann (Butler), who is driving his soon-to-be ex-wife Lisa (Alexander) to her parents’ home when she mysteriously disappears without a trace during a stop at a gas station.

A frantic Will engages the local police and Lisa’s parents in a desperate attempt to find her, but as time passes and suspicion falls on him, he must take matters into his own hands, delving into the town’s criminal underbelly while running from the authorities in a race against time to find Lisa.

Michael Irby (FX’s “Mayans MC”), Cindy Hogan (“Boy Erased”) and Bruce Altman (“Arbitrage”) round out the cast for the film, which was shot on location in Savannah, Georgia. Principal photography wrapped in late May 2021.

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The producers are Marc Frydman, Brian Pitt, Alan Siegel and Butler.

“We could not be more excited to partner with Gerry, Alan, Marc and Brian on this wildly commercial film,” said Voltage Pictures CEO Jonathan Deckter. “Gerry has been and continues to be one of the most bankable movie stars on the planet and we can’t wait to share this film with our partners the world over.”

“I knew we had a special movie as soon as I read the screenplay,” added Siegel. “Gerry and I loved working and collaborating with our fantastic partners. They shared the same vision and desire as us and I believe we’ve made this film fresh and significant.”

Butler has fronted a string of action blockbusters, including “300,” “Olympus Has Fallen” and “Law Abiding Citizen.” Other credits include the various instalments of “How to Train Your Dragon” as well as “P.S. I Love You” and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ”The Phantom Of The Opera.”

Elsewhere, Alexander first appeared as “Sif” in the Marvel’s “Thor,” opposite Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, and reprised the role in “Thor: The Dark World.” She will also appear in the next instalment, “Thor: Love and Thunder,” set for release in 2022.

Hornsby’s credits include the box office smash “Creed II” opposite Michael B Jordan, as well as the critically acclaimed drama “The Hate U Give.”

Embry currently stars in the Emmy Award-nominated Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” opposite Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. His feature credits include the cult titles “Empire Records” and “That Thing You Do!”

Butler is represented by CAA and Alan Siegel Entertainment. Alexander is repped by UTA, Atlas Artists and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis. Hornsby is repped by ICM Partners, Cohn/Torgan Management and Hansen Jacobson. Embry is repped by APA and Nelson Davis Wetzstein.

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