Dimension Picks Up Heist Comedy THE BLACK MARKS Starring Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, and Jay Baruchel

     January 4, 2012

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Dimension Films has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to the Canadian production The Black MarksKurt Russell, Matt Dillon and Jay Baruchel star in the heist comedy about “a third rate motorcycle daredevil (Russell) and semi-reformed art thief, [who] agrees to get back into the con game and pull off just one more lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother Nicky (Dillon).”  I love a good heist film, and Russell as an oddball at the center sounds delightful.

Jonathan Sobol will write and direct—this is the follow-up to his debut feature A Beginner’s Guide to EndingsNicholas Tabarrok and Jeff Sackman are producing.  Hit the jump for the full synopsis:

Via Heat Vision:

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“Crunch Calhoun (Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, [who] agrees to get back into the con game and pull off just one more lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother Nicky (Dillon). Crunch reassembles the old team and comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, but the successful heist leads to another, far riskier, plan devised by Nicky. What the brothers don’t realize is they each have their own agenda and their plan goes awry in this con movie about brotherhood, honor and revenge.”

Russell has the sports drama Touchback in the can, and will next co-star in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.  Dillon has the Linda Lovelace biopic Inferno up next.  Baruchel’s hockey comedy Goon should see release later this year, with Cosmopolis, The Apocalypse, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 on the horizon.

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