Saban Films announced today that they have acquired the North American rights to the neo noir action thriller American night, written and directed by Alessio Della Valle.

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The film stars Emile Hirsch (Into the wild, Once upon a time … in Hollywood), Emmy nominee Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The 12th man, Edge of the world, Vikings) and Paz Vega (Spanglish, Sex and Lucia). The film, which will celebrate its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 9, 2021, will hit theaters this fall.

“A neo-noir set in New York’s corrupt contemporary art world, American night follows the art dealer John Kaplan (Rhys Meyers) and the unscrupulous boss of the New York Mafia, Michael Rubino (Hirsch), in the struggle for money, art, power and love, ”says the official synopsis.

“We look forward to working with director Alessio Della Valle on his debut feature film American night“Said Bill Bromiley of Saban Films. “His world travel experiences gave him a unique perspective and made him such a talented filmmaker.”

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The film is a production by Martha Production, Pegasus Entertainment, QMI with RAI Cinema. American night is produced by Martha Capello and Ilaria Dello Iacono, along with executive producer Giorgio Ferrero and associated producers Giovanni Cova, Sergio Romerio, Wenwen He, Jieran Geng, Tiziana Rocca and Marc Westerholt in collaboration with Viris and Aliante Partners.