Unified Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Amin Matalqa's The Rendezvous, starring Stana Katic (Castle) and Raza Jaffrey (Homeland). Unified Pictures will release the action adventure film across U.S. ancillary markets this fall. The film made its World Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival last November.
Directed by Amin Matalqa (the Sundance Film Festival award-winning Captain Abu Raed) and shot in the Kingdom of Jordan, The Rendezvous is a classic romantic action/adventure centering on a Jewish doctor (Katic) and a Muslim State Department employee (Jaffrey) who unwittingly become involved in a 3000-year-old mystery that could change the future of the world.
Highland Film Group, which is handling worldwide rights, has already bolstered strong sales across many major markets in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Tricia Gibbs and Dan Halsted produced the Rendezvous under the Halsted Pictures banner. Terrel Seltzer wrote the screenplay, which is based on the novel by Sarah Isaias.
Led by Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, Highland Film Group is an independent worldwide sales, production and film financing company. HFG provides financing through a combination of pre-sales to help cover senior and subordinated debt, gap, tax credit, and facilitates capital for mezzanine and equity financing.