Michael B. Chait’s World War II action/adventure movie ‘Wolf Hound’ will be distributed by Lionsgate/Grindstone Entertainment Group

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Michael B. Chait’s World War II action/adventure movie and his full-feature directorial film debut “WOLF HOUND,”  has been acquired by Grindstone Entertainment Group, a division of Lionsgate. The movie will see a multi-platform release with limited theatrical showings and a digital/streaming release this Summer 2022.

Inspired by the real-life account KG 200, the German Luftwaffe special operations unit that captured Allied aircraft as Trojan horses to wreak havoc on Allied bomber squadrons, “Wolf Hound” is from a screenplay by Timothy Ritchey and his story.  It takes place in 1944 Nazi-occupied France.

“Wolf Hound” stars James Maslow (“Big Time Rush”) as Captain David Holden, a Jewish American fighter pilot, and Trevor Donovan (“90210”) as Nazi ace Major Erich Roth.  Included in the cast are Taylor Novak as Sgt. Harrison Friedman, Michael Wayne Foster as Captain Werne, John Turk as Colonel Krieger, and a strong cast of others.  Sue Witham, an Emmy Award-winning commercial producer produced the movie along with Chait for his production company TMU Pictures.

The Yankee Air Museum in Michigan allowed the filmmaker to utilize the original “Rosie the Riveter” bomber plant hanger as a major filming location. All aerial footage was shot with P-51 Mustangs, a Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, and either a German Messerschmitt Bf 109 or Focke-Wulf Fw 190. The museum also offered their North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber and Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber, of which there are only 10 still flying in the world.

The distribution deal was negotiated by Wertlieb and by Josh Spector, vice president of acquisitions and production for Grindstone Entertainment Group, and by Chait for TMU Pictures. Attorney Max Newman of Business Affairs, Inc. represented Grindstone, with Attorney Paul Almond of Fischbach, Perlstein, Lieberman & Almond, LLP, and Attorney Mark Litwak of Mark Litwak & Associates representing Chait and TMU Pictures. Strath Hamilton of TriCoast Worldwide is handling international sales.

Said Chaith, “I want to give my sincerest, most heartfelt thank you to every single member of our truly awesome Cast & Crew, our Movie would not have been possible without the incredibly hard work & passion you all put onto the screen, & I can’t wait for everyone to see it! We will post the exact release date as soon as we know.”

Michael Chait’s feature directorial debut, “Wolf Hound” is going to set a high bar for Michigan movies and is going to establish him as a force de cinema to be reckoned with. It is Chait’s attention to detail and emphasis on authenticity which are going to put him over the top.

Link to IMDb Page with Cast & Crew Credits – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7319486/
Chait’s Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/MichaelBChait

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