Director Richard Gabai's Western JUSTICE Fires into Theaters, 9/15
Director Richard Gabai's feature film JUSTICE opens in theaters on September 15, 2017 and will concurrently debut on Digital and On Demand through Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Chasing Butterflies Pictures, Splash House Pictures and Richard Gabai's company, Check Entertainment, are the production companies behind the project. Check Entertainment, located in Hollywood, was founded in 1988 by producer/director/actor Richard Gabai. JUSTICE is the company's latest film following several successful, highly-rated, award-winning titles released in theaters, television and on digital outlets through major studios.
JUSTICE is a Period Western Action Drama that boasts a stellar cast including Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe), Robert Carradine (Django Unchained, Revenge of the Nerds), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos, Entourage), Jackson Rathbone (Twilight), Nathan Parsons (True Blood), and Academy-Award® nominee Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side). Rounding out the star-studded cast is Ellen Hollman (SIX, Spartacus: War of the Damned), Lesley-Anne Down (The Bold and the Beautiful) and former UFC Champion, John Lewis (Check Point). JUSTICE is based on a story written by Shawn Justice and is produced by A.J. Perez, Niko Foster and John Lewis.
JUSTICE is set in 1870. An abandoned mine is now being transformed into a military stronghold by a corrupt mayor (Stephen Lang) and his band of outlaws led by the bloodthirsty thug Reb (John Lewis) hell-bent on reigniting the Civil War. When a U.S. Marshal (Nathan Parsons) comes to town only to learn from the local teacher (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) that his brother, the town priest (Jackson Rathbone), has been murdered, his search for the killer leads to an inevitable clash that becomes a life or death struggle for a much greater cause.
Director Richard Gabai says: "As a fan of Classic Westerns from Howard Hawks and John Ford, I wanted to incorporate the elements we love about those films, but with a modern edge, and though our story is set in 1870, the themes are as relevant today as they were back then. Our brilliant and dedicated cast, crew, and stunt team were a joy to work with, the magnificent locations a dream to shoot."
Actor Stephen Lang, who plays Mayor Pierce, says: "I love a good Western, always have. The creative team who have brought JUSTICE to the screen; writers, producers, a fine director in Richard Gabai, and a sterling cast, have done TRUE JUSTICE to the genre. I am honored to be a part of this film, and I hope and trust it will find favor among all who love a good "oater" as much as I do."
Producer A.J. Perez says: "The hardest part was getting the story right so it made for a lot of long days with our writers. The amazing work from our dynamic duo, Richard Gabai and Scott Peck (Director and DP), our incredibly talented cast and a dedicated production crew made my dreams come true and we made something really special." Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will be distributing JUSTICE on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand.