Signature Entertainment has just picked up the distribution rights to a new mob crime-drama titled The Birthday Cake.
The movie, which has already completed shooting and is in post-production, stars Ewan McGregor (Star Wars), Val Kilmer (Heat), William Fichtner (Black Hawk Down), Luis Guzmán (Traffic), Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond the Pines), Aldis Hodge (The Invisible Man), Penn Badgley (You), Ashley Benson (Spring Breakers), Lorraine Bracco (Goodfellas) and Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead).
The film follows Giovanni (Fernandez) who, “on the 10th anniversary of his father’s death, reluctantly accepts the task of bringing a cake to the home of his uncle, a mob boss, for a celebration. Just two hours into the night, Gio’s life is forever changed after witnessing a murder and learning the truth about what happened to his late father.”
The movie comes from first-time feature film director Jim Giannopoulos, who previously worked on music videos for A$AP, Miley Cyrus and Kid Cudi.
Signature is lining up a late 2021 release in UK-Ireland and Australia/New Zealand.