RLJE Films has acquired North American rights to the action-horror feature VFW. VFW is premiering this week at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas and is scheduled to be released in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD in 2020. The film is about a group of war veterans that must defend their local VFW post. They, along with an innocent teen, fight a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants.
VFW stars Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe), William Sadler (Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Die Hard 2), Fred Williamson (Black Caesar, From Dusk Till Dawn), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid, “Cobra Kai”), George Wendt (“Cheers”), David Patrick Kelly (“Twin Peaks”), Tom Williamson (“The Fosters”), Sierra McCormick (The Vast of Night), Travis Hammer (“Godless”), and Dora Madison (“Friday Night Lights”) and directed by Joe Begos (Almost Human, Mind’s Eye).
“We are so excited to work with the legendary Stephen Lang,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer for RLJE Films. “With Joe Begos at the helm, we do not doubt that the movie will create waves at this year’s Fantastic Fest and set the momentum for the upcoming release.”
Producers of the film are known for films that have fiercely loyal fan bases. These producers include; Dallas Sonnier (Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99), Amanda Presmyk (Satanic Panic) and Josh Ethier (Bliss). Executive Producers include horror heavyweights, FANGORIA’S Danielle Cox, and Phil Nobile Jr.