Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

November 03, 2005 13:07 ET

Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan to Star in Peace Arch Entertainment's 'Chapter 27'

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 3, 2005) - Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX:PAE)(TSX:PAE.LV) and Artina Films have set Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan to star in CHAPTER 27, a new feature film exploring the murder of John Lennon in 1980. The motion picture, which was written and will be directed by Jarrett Schaeffer, is the second collaboration between Peace Arch and Artina. The two companies are currently in production on Tom DiCillo's DELIRIOUS, starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Alison Lohman.

Leto (LORD OF WAR, ALEXANDER) stars as Lennon's killer Mark Chapman, who is torn between his awe of Lennon and his desire to be famous himself. Lohan (HERBIE FULLY LOADED, MEAN GIRLS) plays a devoted Lennon fan who befriends Chapman on that fateful weekend in New York. Robert Salerno (21 GRAMS, ALL THE PRETTY HORSES) and Naomi Despres will produce the picture for Artina Films along with Alexandra Milchan.

"Jarrett Schaeffer is a visionary new filmmaker who will no doubt have a prolific career ahead of him. His passion and vision for CHAPTER 27 drew me to the project immediately," says Salerno. "He clearly had the same effect on our cast. Jared and Lindsay are two tremendous actors and could not be better suited for these roles."

Peace Arch President John Flock says "CHAPTER 27 is the second in our growing slate of exciting new theatrical films. We are pleased to be working with Bob and his team again and are proud to be able to offer our distributors an increasingly diverse supply of top quality projects."

Peace Arch began selling CHAPTER 27 and DELIRIOUS to worldwide distributors at the 2005 American Film Market, which began November 2 in Santa Monica, California.

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