Gerard Butler Stars in Kandahar, Available to Own or Rent on Digital June 16

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Universal City, California, June 15, 2023 – Continuing its theatrical run across the country, legendary action star and producer Gerard Butler (Has Fallen Trilogy, Plane) reteams with prolific action director Ric Roman Waugh (Angel Has Fallen, Greenland) in Open Road’s gripping action thriller KANDAHAR, available tomorrow, June 16, 2023, exclusively on digital platforms nationwide where you can buy or rent movies, just in time for Father’s Day.

“Butler is at his best” (San Francisco Chronicle) in the “unmissable” (Austin Chronicle) film that is packed with high-octane action sequences and deadly surroundings set in the Middle East. Alongside Butler, KANDAHAR showcases a talented cast including Navid Negahban (Aladdin, “Homeland”), Ali Fazal (Victoria & Abdul, “Mirzapur”), Tom Rhys Harries (“White Lines”, The Gentlemen), Rebecca Calder (Love Me DoThe Dark Mile), and Travis Fimmel (“Vikings”, Warcraft) in this high-tech cat-and-mouse thriller that delivers non-stop action and will keep viewers on the edge of their seats from start to finish.

Tom Harris (Gerard Butler) an undercover CIA operative, is stuck deep in hostile territory in Afghanistan. After his mission is exposed, he must fight his way out, alongside his Afghan translator, to an extraction point in Kandahar, all while avoiding elite enemy forces and foreign spies tasked with hunting them down. For more information on KANDAHAR, please visit: Website: www.kandaharmovie.comFacebook:   FILMMAKERS:  Cast: Gerard Butler, Navid Negahban, Ali Fazal, Bahador Foladi, Nina Toussaint-White, Vassilis Koukalani, Mark Arnold, Corey Johnson, Ravi Aujla, Ray Haratian, Tom Rhys Harries and Travis FimmelCasting By: Dan Hubbard CDG CSAVisual Effects Supervisor: Marc MassicotteMusic Supervisor: Liza RichardsonMusic By: David BuckleyHair & Make-Up Designer: Jules Chapman  Costume Designer: Kimberly AdamsEditors: Colby Parker Jr. ACEProduction Designer: Vincent ReynaudDirector of Photography: MacGregorCo-Producer: Stuart SutherlandExecutive Producers: Andrea Dimity, Will Flynn, Jonathan Fuhrman, Danielle Robinson, Jamal Sannan, David Haring, Roman Viaris, Ruzanna Kegeyan, Joseph N. Cohen, Billy Dietrich, Harrison Kordestani, Peter Smith, Sam Barnett, James Masciello, Matthew Sidari, Tom OrtenbergProduced By: Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Brendon Boyea, Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Christian Mercuri, Scott Lastaiti, Ali Jaafar                                                           Written By: Mitchell LaFortuneDirected By: Ric Roman Waugh ABOUT OPEN ROAD FILMS:Open Road Films was acquired by Raven in 2018 and relaunched in 2020 with former head Tom Ortenberg at the helm. The company immediately had two consecutive #1 theatrical release openings in the US: Honest Thief, starring Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh and Jai Courtney, directed by Mark Williams; and The Marksman starring Liam Neeson and directed by Robert Lorenz. Additional Open Road releases have included the Foo Fighters’ horror/comedy Studio 666, the comedy Good Mourning starring Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly), Megan Fox and Pete Davidson, and After We Collided – the sequel to the YA hit After. Upcoming releases include Sculptor Media’s drama/thriller Black Flies starring Sean Penn and Tye Sheridan, directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire.Open Road’s action thriller Kandahar from acclaimed director Ric Roman Waugh, starring Gerard Butler, is currently in theatres. ABOUT UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television and Awesomeness.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.  ABOUT G-BASE:G-BASE, the production shingle founded by Gerard Butler & Alan Siegel, has produced twenty feature films since opening in 2008 including “Law Abiding Citizen”, “Olympus Has Fallen”, “London Has Fallen”, and the most recent film in the franchise “Angel Has Fallen.” Worldwide receipts have totaled over a half billion dollars.  Their films include “Them That Follow” starring Olivia Colman which premiered at Sundance in US Dramatic Competition and “Septembers of Shiraz” which had its official premiere at the Toronto Film Festival with Oscar winner Adrien Brody and Oscar nominees, Salma Hayek and Shohreh Aghdashloo. G-BASE’s heist film “Den of Thieves” is one of the latest hits in a string of box office successes that also climbed to the top ten of all movies shown on Netflix with the sequel “Den of Thieves 2: Pantera currently shooting. Their film “Greenland” bravely led the pack of movies opening in cinemas across international markets gradually and safely during Covid, with #1 openings in almost all territories. The film debuted in the U.S. on HBO after one of the biggest acquisition deals in their history and the sequel “Greenland: Migration” is now in the works for late 2023. The most recently completed films are “Plane” co-produced with Di Bonaventura Pictures & MadRiver Pictures and “Kandahar” co-produced with Thunder Road and Capstone.  In addition to film, the company continues to produce and develop a diverse slate of projects including television with “Paris Has Fallen” for StudioCanal with the BAFA-winning creator Howard Overman writing. The eight-part series is set to start shooting at the end of May.

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