Codename Banshee – Screen Media picks up action flick starring Antonio Banderas, Jaime King, Tommy Flanagan and Catherine Davis

Media screen announced the acquisition of all North American rights to the action film Codename Banshee. Realized by Jon Keyes (The Survivalist, Rogue Hostage) and written by Matthew Rogers (The Survivalist), the film stars the Oscar nominee Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory, Indiana Jones 5, The Mask of Zorro), Jaime King (Black Summer, Sin City, White Chicks), Tommy Flanagan (Westworld, Sons of Anarchy, There Are No Saints) and Catherine Davis (Run Hide Fight, SWAT).

Caleb (Antonio Banderas), a former government assassin in hiding, resurfaces when his protege, the equally deadly killer known as Banshee (Jaime King), discovers that a bounty has been placed on Caleb’s head, which powerful mercenary Anthony (Tommy Flanagan) is now looking to collect. Caleb and Banshee must put the past behind them and reunite one last time, with Caleb’s daughter Hailey (Catherine Davis) if they are to survive the secret CIA plot that threatens to destroy them.

“I’ve always been drawn to the assassin fantasy of cinema and the worlds created within that myth,” director Jon Keeyes said in a statement. “Working with Yale Entertainment and Screen Media to bring Code Name Banshee to life through Antonio Banderas and Jaime King is a dream come true and has created an action-packed story that will captivate audiences.”

“Rarely does a film manage to be action-packed and captivating from the first shot to its last frame.” Screen Media said in a statement. “The relationship between the characters of Antonio Banderas and Jaime King is dynamic, engaging and fun – powerful performances on every level.”

The deal was brokered by Seth Needle, executive vice president of global acquisitions and co-productions, on behalf of Screen Media with Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman on behalf of the production.

The film is produced by Jordan Beckerman, Jon Keeyes, Jordan Yale Levine, Shaun Sanghani and produced by Stephen Braun, Lee Broda, Kurt Ebner, David Gendron, Barry Habib, Matthew Helderma, Ali Jazayeri, Roman Kopelevich, Jason Kringstein, Gigi Lacks, Scott Levenson, Michael Rothstein, Anne Ruden, Gregory Ruden, Marcie Sinaiko, Luke Taylor, Jeffery Tussi, Roman Viaris, John Wollman, Seth Needle, Conor McAdam and David Nagelberg. Code Name Banshee is the second collaboration between Keeyes, Rogers, Levine and Beckerman, following their film The Survivalist. Screen Media is planning a theatrical and on-demand release in July, and Red Sea Media is handling overseas sales.

Screen Media recently acquired worldwide rights to Bella Thorne-directed thriller Saint Clare, psychological thriller Cordelia starring Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Johnny Flynn, The Good Neighbor starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, psychological horror film Monstrous starring Christina Ricci, from the thriller The Immaculate Salle starring Emile Hirsch and Kate Bosworth and Kevin Lewis’ sequel to Willy’s Wonderland, The Accursed starring Mena Suvari. They recently released 9 Bullets by Gigi Gaston featuring Lena Headey and Sam Worthington.

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