LOS ANGELES, October 6, 2022 — RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has acquired U.S. rights to the horror/ thriller film, THE FRIENDSHIP GAME. Directed by Scooter Corkle (Hollow in the Land) and written by Damien Ober (“The OA”), THE FRIENDSHIP GAME stars Peyton List (“Cobra-Kai”, “Bunk’d”), Brendan Meyer (Color Out of Space), Kelcey Mawema (“To All the Boys…” franchise), Kaitlyn Santa Juana (“The Flash”) and Dylan Schombing (Warcraft). RLJE Films will release the film in theatres, on-demand and digital on November 11, 2022.
“THE FRIENDSHIP GAME features an incredibly talented young cast lead by rising star Peyton List,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer at RLJE Films. “We cannot wait for audiences to join this fun, exciting, entertaining thrill ride of a movie.”
“We’re very energized to be partnered with RLJE Films on the release of THE FRIENDSHIP GAME – this is the kind of film they always rock with,” said Producer Daniel Bekerman.“Scooter is a filmmaker to watch and combined with Damien’s mind-bending and terrifying script, they took this movie past our wildest expectations. Peyton delivers a raw and gritty performance in a role, unlike anything we have seen from her before. Can’t wait to get the film in front of audiences!”
THE FRIENDSHIP GAME follows a group of teens as they come across a strange object that tests their loyalties to each other and has increasingly destructive consequences the deeper into the game they go.
THE FRIENDSHIP GAME is a Scythia Films production in association w/ Social Construct, produced by Bekerman (The Witch, Falling) and executive producer Zak Kilberg (The Mauritanian). Ward and Betsy Rodgers from RLJE Films negotiated the deal with Executive Producer Tannaz Anisi of 13 Films on behalf of the filmmakers.