Redbox Entertainment Acquires Exclusive Domestic Rights To Nick Cannon’s ‘SHE BALL’
The Multihyphenate Wrote, Directed, Produced and Stars in the
Sports Comedy Available in Theaters and On Demand August 6
PRNewswire - Los Angeles -- Redbox Entertainment has
acquired the North American distribution rights to SHE BALL,
a feature written, produced, and directed by Nick Cannon. The
film will be released simultaneously in theaters and widely available
On Demand including Redbox on August 6.
SHE BALL follows the love of basketball through the struggles of
Avery Watts (Cannon), who enlists the help of a women’s streetball
league to help him save the embattled Inglewood Community Center
he manages, all while trying to raise his seven-year-old daughter.
Redbox Entertainment is releasing “She Ball” directed by and
staring Nick Cannon on August 6 in theaters and On Demand.
The film stars Nick Cannon, Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams,
Chris Brown, Cedric the Entertainer, DC Young Fly, Evan Ross,
Faizon Love, and Rebecca De Mornay. The movie also features
athletes from the WNBA, Ball Up, and the Basketball Beauties
League, including Melody Rae, and Jaliyah Manuel. K.D. Aubert,
Luenell, and Marla Gibbs also star in the film.
“Nick Cannon, one of the most prolific Black voices in our
industry, has created a feature that truly captures the spirit of our
unique times with SHE BALL,” said Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox.
“SHE BALL tackles the critical issues of race and justice facing our
nation today in an enlightening and entertaining way.”
“Seeing this project come to life with my incredibly talented and
committed team has been nothing but rewarding, powerful and,
most importantly – fun!”, said SHE BALL’s writer, producer, director
and star, Nick Cannon. “I believe this film conveys a strong
message about the importance of aligning with today’s racial and
social justice movements and fight for equality; while also taking
us through a resonant example of someone in the community
trying to make ends meet. I’m excited to partner with Galen and
Redbox on this project to ensure the film reaches a wide audience
who will hopefully enjoy taking the journey with Avery!”
SHE BALL is produced by Nick Cannon, Bryan ‘Birdman” Williams,
Chris Brown, Roger Ubina, Demetrius Spencer and Benjamin Sumpter.
Executive producers are Michael Goldman, and Robert H. Keetch.
SHE BALL is the latest in a string of acquisitions from Redbox
that includes THE LAST SON (Sam Worthington), CAPONE
(Tom Hardy), SHADOW IN THE CLOUD (Chloë Grace
Moretz and Nick Robinson), SAS: RED NOTICE (Sam Heughan
and Ruby Rose), and AMERICAN TRAITOR: THE TRUE
STORY OF AXIS SALLY (Al Pacino and Meadow Williams). It
also comes on the heels of Redbox’s venture with John Wick producer
Basil Iwanyk, to form Asbury Park Pictures, which is programming
a slate of high-concept action and thriller films over
the next few years. The film is part of the “Redbox Original” slate
of theatrical movies aimed at Redbox’s 40 MM U.S. customers.
Redbox has engaged Vertical Entertainment as its distribution
partner for the feature. The deal was negotiated by Marc Danon,
Head of Original Content for Redbox Entertainment. Nick Cannon
is repped by David Gross and Jeff Klein at CAA.
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