SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

November 14, 2007 03:30 ET

Peace Arch Entertainment Acquires Worldwide Rights to Thriller 'Devil's Mercy'

Film Starring Academy Award®-Nominated Actor Stephen Rea Latest Addition to Company's Fast-Growing Independent Film Library

TORONTO--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX: PAE) (TSX: PAE), an integrated global entertainment company creating and acquiring critically acclaimed film, television and DVD content for worldwide distribution, announced today that it has acquired all worldwide distribution rights to the thriller "Devil's Mercy," currently in post-production. The film stars Academy Award®-nominated actor Stephen Rea ("V For Vendetta," "The Crying Game," "The End of The Affair") and Deborah Valente ("Resident Evil: Apocalypse," "Animal 2").

"Peace Arch continues to emerge as one of the most active and fastest-growing distributors of independent features films in the world," said John Flock, President and Chief Operating Officer of Peace Arch Entertainment. "'Devil's Mercy' is yet another example of the high quality, story-driven film acquisitions that we have been making over the past year and expect to continue making in the weeks and months ahead."

In "Devil's Mercy," a couple and their six-year-old son move into an old Connecticut house where the boy soon becomes distraught with thoughts of monsters dwelling in the attic. When their friends and guests abruptly go missing or die mysteriously, it becomes a race against time as the family's lives are in peril.

"Devil's Mercy" just completed principal photography in Canada and is currently in post-production. The film is directed by Melanie Orr, written by James McLean, produced by Robert Wilson, and executive produced by Lewin Webb, Kate Harrison, Jacqueline Kelly, Barbara Sacks and Emlyn J. David.

Peace Arch Entertainment's current line up of feature films and long-form television programming includes the Showtime Networks multi-Emmy Award-winning television event mini-series "The Tudors" starring Golden Globe® Award-winning actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, which premiered to record audiences in the U.S. in April. Additional productions include the powerful ensemble drama "Winged Creatures," now in post-production, starring Kate Beckinsale, Academy Award®-winners Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce and Jackie Earle Haley, and the romantic comedy "The Deal" from the best-selling Peter Lefcourt novel, with a cast that includes Academy Award®-nominee William H. Macy, Meg Ryan, LL Cool J and Elliott Gould, currently in post-production.

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 owns one of the largest libraries of top quality independent feature films in the world, featuring more than 1000 classic and contemporary titles. For additional information, please visit www.peacearch.com. For more investor-oriented information about Peace Arch Entertainment, visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/. For current stock price quotes and news, visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/quote.html. To view an Investor Fact Sheet, visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/factsheet.html. To read a transcript of a recent Peace Arch investor conference call or listen to an archived recording, please visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/conference.html.

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