Starring Golden Globe Winner Mickey Rourke, Michael Jai White, Gillian White, and James Russo

Shout! Studios, a multi-platform filmed entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, and 101 Films International have entered into a movie deal to distribute the new action thriller TAKE BACK. Directed by Christian Sesma (Paydirt, Vigilante Diaries) and written by Zach Zerries, the film stars Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe winner Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Sin City), Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, The Dark Knight), Gillian White (How To Be A Player, Never Back Down: No Surrender), and James Russo (Django Unchained, Badland). A 101 Films International, Ton of Hats and Seskri Film Inc. production, TAKE BACK is produced by Mike Hatton, Christian Sesma, and Michael Walker. Executive producers are Stefan Colson, Tom Conigliaro, Kimberly Hines, Martin Andrew Lyon, Mickey Rourke, James Russo, and Gillian White. The announcement was made today by Shout’s founders and CEOs Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; Michael Walker, EVP of Acquisition and Sales at 101 Films International; and Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Studios.

Shout! Studios has secured all North American distribution rights to TAKE BACK, including digital, video-on-demand, broadcast, theatrical, and home entertainment for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada. Shout! Studios plans a strategic launch of this movie across all major entertainment platforms in 2021.

“Take Back burns hot – it’s a high octane thriller that delivers all the bells and whistles you want in a kinetic action film, and the superb cast is all in. Buckle up,” stated Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Studios.

Michael Walker added, “the Producers are thrilled to be working with the terrific team at Shout! Studios.

Response to this film has been very positive Internationally and Shout! Studios are the perfect partner to release this film in North America”.

The movie deal was negotiated by Shout’s Jordan Fields and Steve Katz, Vice President of Business Affairs for Shout! Studios, and Eoghan Burke and Michael Walker for 101 Films International and on behalf of the filmmakers.


Zara (Gillian White) and Brian (Michael Jai White) are living the perfect small town life when a mysterious stranger from Zara’s secret past kidnaps their daughter and now they must race to save her life.