Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) announced today that their Brazilian-set action thriller “Falcon Rising” will be available on DVD starting January 27th, 2015. The film, which stars Michael Jai White (THE DARK KNIGHT, SPAWN), Laila Ali (“American Gladiators,” “Daddy’s Girl”) and Neal McDonough (“Justified,” MINORITY REPORT), was produced by Etchie Stroh and Shahar Stroh, and directed by Ernie Barbarash.
John “Falcon” Chapman, is an ex-marine anti-hero plagued with a terrible secret consuming him with guilt. On the self-destructive edge, he learns his sister Cindy (Laila Ali) has been brutally beaten in the slums or “favelas” of Brazil and travels there to hunt down her attackers. In the process he discovers an underground world of drugs, prostitution, and police corruption ruled by the Japanese mafia and protected by the powerful Hirimoto (Masashi Odate, THE LAST SAMURAI). With incredible fight sequences and edge of your seat action, Falcon Rising is an in your face thrill-ride introducing America’s newest action hero.
Recent Freestyle titles include the box office hit GOD’S NOT DEAD, LEFT BEHIND starring Nicolas Cage, TIGER EYES, the first big screen adaptation of a Judy Blume novel starring Willa Holland, the SXSW festival favorite FUNERAL KINGS from the McManus Brothers.