Emily Browning and Ashley Greene at the Shangri-la Suite in Cannes 2015


Arclight Films is proud to announce the world market premiere of SHANGRI-LA SUITE, the new dark dramatic thriller starring EMILY BROWNING (POMPEII, SLEEPING BEAUTY, SUCKER PUNCH) and LUKE GRIMES (FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, AMERICAN SNIPER, TAKEN 2) as well as ASHLEY GREENE (THE TWILIGHT SAGA) and RON LIVINGSTON(BOARDWALK EMPIRE, OFFICE SPACE, SWINGERS) in Cannes. The film is currently in post-production and Arclight Films will be showing first-look footage to distributors in Cannes.

“We’re extremely excited to be introducing such an enthralling film as SHANGRI-LA SUITE to buyers in Cannes for the very first time,” said Clay Epstein, SVP Sales and Acquisitions for Arclight Films. “The film is incredibly entertaining with major worldwide appeal – it’s fun, captivating, thrilling and Browning and Grimes’ chemistry is off the charts. To say this is a sexy film doesn’t even begin to describe their chemistry.”

The cast members of SHANGRI-LA SUITE are all able to claim impressive and formidable followings, resumes and combined box office earnings into the billions of dollars (US). Livingston made a name for himself and earned a major cult following with his roles in OFFICE SPACE and SWINGERS and boasts lifetime box office earnings of more than $425M (US). Browning followed suit with her roles in films like SUCKER PUNCH, SLEEPING BEAUTY and POMPEII and already has box office earnings nearing the $300M (US) mark. Grimes also boasts a consistently growing fan-base since that has achieved a massive boost after his latest starring-role in FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. The film’s sequel has already been announced with Grimes back in the lead as the formidable Elliot Grey.

SHANGRI-LA SUITE tells the story of the offbeat star-crossed lovers, Jack (GRIMES) and Karen (BROWNING), and their dark adventure on the road to Los Angeles. After breaking out of the mental institution where they met, the two love birds leave behind a trail of dead bodies to help Jack fulfill what he thinks is his personal life mission: assassinating his idol, Elvis Presley.

“We are very excited to be working with Arclight on SHANGRI-LA SUITE,” said producer Matthew Perniciaro. “Eddie has created a bold, unique and stunning film highlighted by wonderful performances from Emily, Luke and Ron and Arclight Films’ enthusiasm for it has been unmatched.  We look forward to working with them to bring it to the international marketplace.”

The film is directed by Eddie O’Keefe from a script by O’Keefe and Chris Hutton.  Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro of Bow and Arrow Entertainment produced SHANGRI-LA SUITE with Tariq Merhab of Anonymous Content in co-production with Haven Entertainment, Bona Fide and Freedom Media Capital.


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