SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

October 27, 2006 16:01 ET

Peace Arch® Entertainment Acquires Worldwide Distribution Rights to Thriller "Never Forget" Starring Lou Diamond Phillips

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2006 --Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX: PAE) (TSX: PAE) has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the thriller "Never Forget" starring Golden Globe® Award-nominated Lou Diamond Phillips in the lead role.

Phillips won an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his outstanding performance in the heralded "Stand and Deliver" alongside Edward James Olmos. Phillips also won a Supporting Actor Blockbuster Award for his work in "Courage Under Fire" opposite Denzel Washington. He is also well known for his ensemble performance in "Young Guns" along with Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland.

In "Never Forget," Phillips portrays a man who awakens with amnesia covered in blood, and discovers he is accused of murder by his supposed friend. As he gradually recovers his memory, he must piece together the puzzle -- and the truth -- while his freedom and his life are threatened at every turn.

Directed by Leo Scherman from a script by Kevin Hennelly, "Never Forget" began shooting in October in Canada. The film is being produced by Patrick Cameron, Harvey Glazer and Robert Wilson.

Recent thriller and horror titles from Peace Arch Entertainment include "The Mad" starring Billy Zane, "Bottom Feeder" starring Tom Sizemore, "Living Death" starring Kristy Swanson, "Dead Mary" starring Dominique Swain, "U.K.M.: The Ultimate Killing Machine" starring Michael Madsen, "Troubled Waters" starring Jennifer Beals, "5ive Girls" starring Ron Perlman, "Heartstopper" starring Robert Englund, "The Last Sect" starring David Carradine, and "Warriors of Terra" starring Edward Furlong.

Many of these titles are being distributed on DVD in the US by Los Angeles-based Genius Entertainment.

About Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc.

Peace Arch® Entertainment produces and acquires feature films, television and home entertainment content for distribution to worldwide markets. Peace Arch Home Entertainment is one of the leading distributors of DVDs and related products in Canada. Peace Arch recently entered into an agreement to acquire Castle Hill Productions and Dream LLC, whose library of more than 500 classic, contemporary and genre films is expected to supplement Peace Arch's own annual output of more than two dozen new feature films and long form television programs. For additional information, please visit

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