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Gravitas Ventures Acquires Gangland Thriller ‘MobKing’ – The Hollywood Reporter


Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American rights to the upcoming gangster thriller MobKingwhich will be released in select theaters and on demand on May 26.

The deal was completed by Daniel Gasher, Senior Director of Acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures, and Anthony Caliendo of Button Man Films.

Button Man Films has also signed with Adler & Associates Entertainment for the international rights to the movie MobKingwhich will debut on the world market in Cannes.

MobKingwhich premiered at the 2022 American Film Market, is based on the award-winning web series of the same name, created by and starring Ciro Dapagio (luggageAnd Silent partners) who reprises his role as Mike White, a gangster who has distinguished himself as a man of honor, a stand-up man, but after being released from a lengthy prison sentence, finds himself the target of Miami’s most notorious crime syndicate. James Russo (Donnie Brasco) steps up to the role of Dominic “Dom” Sasso, the boss of the Sasso crime family in South Florida, capo di tutti capi, a respected boss who is ruthless when necessary, especially when it comes to protecting his family’s interests.

Action thriller starring Robert LaSardo (Burn notice), Oksana Lada (the sopranos), Bruce Socia (Gravesend), Michael Villar (leather), Stelio Savant (what’s left), Arte Pasquale (the sopranos), Elisabetta Fanton (big eyes), Paul Borghese (irish), Anthony Corone (Bad Boys II) and Celine Alva and Anthony Caliendo. MobKing Directed and co-written by Emmy Award-winning director Georgy Yannis, “Jokes” (Gabriel: Omar KhaledAnd Eni mini mini moAnd Surface).

“Negotiating deals is what I’m known for and what I do best,” said Caliendo. “Being able to secure distribution and representation with some of the best names in the independent film business with my first feature film as executive producer and actor is absolutely amazing to me. I can’t wait to see the results”

Dasher added, “We are very excited about the release MobKing to American audiences on May 26. The movie is a gritty, well-executed thriller with great commercial appeal. We couldn’t be happier to be the film’s local distribution partner.”

Joanna Swanson

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