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Image Entertainment

March 11, 2011 16:43 ET

Image Entertainment Announces Theatrical Release of Passion Play

Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox and Bill Murray Star in Mitch Glazer Noir Thriller; Platform Release Begins on May 6, 2011 in New York and Los Angeles

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2011) - On May 6th, Image Entertainment launches Passion Play, a daring, seductive thriller that spans from film noir's shadowy depths to the bright hope of redemption. Written and directed by Mitch Glazer (screenwriter of The Recruit and Scrooged), the film boasts a heavenly cast including Academy Award® nominees Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray, Megan Fox, Rhys Ifans, Kelly Lynch and former UFC sensation, Chuck Liddell. The film made its debut this past fall at the Toronto International Film Festival. Passion Play will begin its theatrical roll-out in New York and Los Angeles and will follow with a platform release strategy. 

Nate Poole (Rourke, The Wrestler, Iron Man 2) is a washed-up jazz musician fleeing from trigger-happy gangster Happy Shannon (Murray, Lost In Translation). While on the run, Nate stumbles across a traveling carnival, and is instantly mesmerized by the carnival's prized attraction, Lily "The Bird Woman" (Fox, Transformers). But Lily is no carny fake: her wings are real. The fugitive musician falls in love with this angelic creature, and he convinces her to leave with him, to the anger of her ruthless employer (Ifans, Notting Hill). The two flee across the desert, but towards... what? Their destruction? Their salvation?

Combining realism and myth, Passion Play is a portrait of humanity at its best and worst. Gritty and hard-boiled, it is also an adult fairytale that promises hope in the most unlikely of places.

About Image Entertainment:
Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,200 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to over 2,100 video programs and approximately 400 audio titles containing more than 6,000 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to www.image-entertainment.com.

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