Briarcliff Entertainment Acquires Dennis Quaid-Starrer Sports Drama ‘The Hill;’ Sets Wide Domestic Theatrical Release August 18

Specific, Briarcliff Entertainment acquired the North American rights to hill, An inspirational true life sports drama starring dennis quaidwritten by angelo pizzo and directed by Scott Marshall Smith and Jeff Celentano, Quaid starred in one of the most successful fact-based sports movies in recent memory cheaterand pizzo wrote two of the best true sports movies Rudy And Hoosiers. Celentano Helm gun shy And breaking point,

Quaid plays James Hill, an itinerant pastor who becomes a dominating influence on his sandlot baseball phenom son, Ricky Hill. The priest feels he is protecting the boy because of health concerns and fear of how others will treat him because of his physical disabilities. But Ricky is determined to overcome those setbacks to fulfill his dream of playing professional baseball and making his father proud. The cast includes Colin Ford, Joel Carter, country star Randy Houser, along with Bonnie Bedelia and Scott Glenn.

Briarcliff CEO tom ortenberg The deal with a commitment to open the film in 1,000+ theaters on August 18, 2023.

“All of us at Briarcliff are excited to come on board to deliver hill,” Ortenberg said. “We are in the movie business because of bringing real-life stories like Ricky Hill’s triumph over some of life’s toughest obstacles to the big screen. hill It’s an incredible story that will have audiences excited for Ricky in theaters everywhere this summer.

Celentano said: “I’ve been spiritually and emotionally connected to this project ever since I learned about Ricky and his family and what they ultimately accomplished. Now, together with the team at Briarcliff, we’re going to tell Ricky’s story.” Will be able to reach the masses.

Hill said: “It’s an honor to tell my story with Dennis Quaid and Colin Ford in this way hill, I hope viewers find inspiration in my portrayal of life and that it provides encouragement to anyone with a physical disability, because loving what you do is the key to an amazing life. ,

Pic is produced by Warren Ostergaard and Jeff Celentano.

Executive producers include Ron Cundy of Rainmaker Films, Michael A. Blubaugh, Michael E. Hollingsworth, Ricky Hill, Matthew Dwyer, Darren Moorman, Carl Mazzocone and Tyler W. Cooney, Clay Pecorin, and Russell Geiger. Taylor & Dodge is handling worldwide sales.

The deal was negotiated by Tom Ortenberg and Jessica Rose on behalf of Briarcliff Entertainment and Tyler W. Cooney and Nicholas Erickson of Taylor & Dodge on behalf of the filmmakers. Quade is represented by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Hansen, Jacobson, Taylor.

Briarcliff will open marloweStarring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and Jessica Lange, out February 15. Briarcliff will also release sports biopic sweet water On 14 April.