Akshay Kumar has become the first B-Town producer to truly aspire for Hollywood with the completion of his first Indo-Canadian production, “Breakaway”.
Starring Vinay Virmani, Rob Lowe, Russell Peters, Camilla Belle, Noureen DeWulf and Anupam Kher, “Breakaway” is ready for a global release on the 30th of September. One of the world’s largest distributors, Alliance Atlantis will take up this film for distribution which is their first venture with an Indian producer. Treating it like a Hollywood release, with more than 3,500 prints, it will also be the curtain raiser at the Toronto Film Festival on September 10, 2011.
The movie is directed by Robert Lieberman and written by Jeff Schechter and Ajay Virmani with Akshay playing a cameo in it. The movie will also feature music videos with hip-hop stars Ludacris, Drake and Akshay himself, with music being scored by collaborators RDB and Sandeep Chowta. Akshay has made huge efforts for the movie to be liked by the masses.
The international release of the film is titled as “Breakaway” while the Indian version is called “Speedy Singhs”.
In Akshay Kumar’s own words, “Breakaway is a touching story about a young Indian Ice Hockey player who wants to get into the big league.” He adds, “I am introducing Vinay Virmani, who is a very good Ice Hockey player in real life as well. The film is about an Indian family wanting to break the stranglehold the Whites have abroad in sports.”
Get ready for “Breakaway” coming to theatres on September 30th, 2011.