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Military Thriller 'Allegiance' (Bow Wow, Malik Yoba) Acquired For USA Theatrical Release

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 10, 2012 at 10:13AM

It's worth noting that XLrator Media also acquired rights to, and released Mario Van Peebles' We The Party, as well as 96 Minutes, which Evan Ross (who won a breakthrough performance award at SXSW for his work in the film) and David Oyelowo both co-star in.
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It's worth noting that XLrator Media also acquired rights to, and released Mario Van PeeblesWe The Party, as well as 96 Minutes, which Evan Ross (who won a breakthrough performance award at SXSW for his work in the film) and David Oyelowo both co-star in.

Now they've picked up the Bow Wow, Malik Yoba military thriller Allegiance (which was previously called Recalled). We've covered the film in a few posts over the last 12 months. You'll get to finally see it!

Details in the press release below (trailer underneath):

LOS ANGELES (September 9, 2012) – XLrator Media has acquired all domestic rights to the military thriller ALLEGIANCE, starring Shad “Bow Wow” Moss (Madea’s Big Happy Family, Lottery Ticket), Seth Gabel (Fox’s Fringe), Aidan Quinn (Unknown), Malik Yoba (Why Did I Get Married Too?) and Pablo Schreiber (HBO’s The Wire). ALLEGIANCE marks the directorial debut of writer-director Michael Connors, a former Army Officer. The film will be released in theaters in January 2013. The deal was announced today by XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

“ALLEGIANCE is a timely, realistic and suspenseful film that captures today’s military in all its moral complexity. There are no stock heroes and villains. All the characters act on what they believe to be right, and the film explores what happens when those beliefs come into conflict,” said Gordon. “It generates strong emotions and will get people talking.”

After being granted a questionable transfer that will keep him stateside as his National Guard unit deploys for Iraq, Lieutenant Danny Sefton (Gabel) becomes embroiled in a last-minute AWOL attempt by one of his soldiers (Bow Wow) on the eve of deployment — forcing Sefton to choose between his loyalties to the fleeing soldier, his unit and his family.

“The film is an attempt to shed light on the personal and deeply conflicted decisions soldiers make when it comes time to put their life on the line for their country,” said Connors. “I want to go beyond the simple black-and-white issues of patriotism and show the complex motivations and inner struggles that affect our soldiers.”

ALLEGIANCE, which is based on the director’s own personal experiences while serving in the military, premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. The film pays tribute to the 21 million veterans living in the United States today. It was written, directed, produced and financed almost entirely by veterans. Former Navy SEALS and Army Green Berets were enlisted to train the actors and extras.

Daryl Freimark and Sean Mullin produced and John Patrick Boyle executive produced the film. The deal was negotiated by Gordon and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films for the filmmakers.

Watch the trailer below:


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