Two action thrillers with women in prominent roles have found distribution.
Milla Jovovich’s latest vehicle, about a diplomat on the run after being framed, has been acquired by Alchemy. Set in London, “Survivor” begins with a terrorist attack and will likely find its heroine scrambling to clear her name.
Also in great peril are the three mountain climbers profiled in Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s “Meru.” In this nonfiction thriller, a trio of elite climbers “sacrifice everything but their friendship as they struggle through heartbreaking loss and nature’s harshest elements to attempt the never-before-completed Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru, the most coveted first ascent in the dangerous game of Himalayan big-wall climbing,” according to Vasarhelyi, who gave an interview to Women and Hollywood while her doc was being screened at Sundance 2015. Music Box will release the film in theaters, while Showtime will air it on TV.