Academy Award Winner Nicolas Cage To Topline Action Thriller “A Score To Settle” From Director Shawn Ku

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Highland Film Group announced that Academy Award Winner Nicolas Cage has signed on to play the lead in A Score to Settle from director Shawn Ku, winner of the TIFF FIRPRESCI Discovery Award for his debut feature Beautiful Boy

The project is an action thriller that takes the audience on a psychological journey from imprisonment through redemption.  First Point Entertainment’s Lee Clay (Rememory, Comet, No Good Deed) and Goldrush Entertainment’s Eric Gozlan (Beautiful Boy, Standoff) will produce, with Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier Executive Producing. 


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Highland Film Group will introduce to international buyers during the American Film Market (AFM).

A Score to Settle begins when Frank (Nicolas Cage), a convicted mob enforcer battling a terminal illness, is released from prison many years after taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit. Now free, he sets out on a path for revenge against the people who wronged him.

Cage stars in the horror thriller Mom and Dad which earned rave reviews following its world premiere in the midnight madness section of the Toronto Film Festival.  He is currently in post-production on #211 and Looking Glass, which Highland Film Group is also selling.

Cage is represented by CAA, LINK Entertainment and Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, Laviolette, Feldman, Schenkman & Goodman. Ku is repped by Paradigm Talent Agency, Field Entertainment, and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.

About Highland Film Group

Led by Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, Highland Film Group (HFG) is an independent worldwide sales, production and film financing company. HFG provides financing through a combination of pre-sales to help cover senior and subordinated debt, gap, tax credit, and facilitates capital for mezzanine and equity financing. 


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The Highland Film Group slate includes: John Moore’s The Manuscript starring Morgan Freeman; the star-studded Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna, Orlando Bloom, Sophie Turner, Jack Huston, Patrick Dempsey, Renee Zellweger, and Jenna Dewan Tatum; Vaughn Stein’s Terminal starring Margot Robbie; Jon Avnet’s Three Christs starring Richard Gere; Eric Bress’ supernatural psychological thriller Ghosts of War starring Brenton Thwaites; Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; and Scott Mann’s Final Score starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan.

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