Bayou Caviar will be released in theaters on October 5th.

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired worldwide rights to Cuba Gooding Jr.’s directorial debut, Bayou Caviar. The film also stars Oscar® winner Richard Dreyfuss, Famke Janssen (X-Men: Days of Future Past), and Katharine McPhee (Scorpion). The film will be released in theaters and on demand October 5th, 2018.

Oscar® winner Cuba Gooding Jr.’s directorial debut, is a thrilling story of sex, murder, and revenge set in Louisiana. A Russian gangster (Oscar® winner, Richard Dreyfuss) engages Rodney (Gooding Jr.), a former boxer, to take down his associate’s son-in-law via a salacious tape made by photographer, Nic (Famke Janssen – X-Men: Days of Future Past). The film also stars, Katharine McPhee (Scorpion), Ken Lerner (The Goldbergs), and Lia Marie Johnson (American Wrestler: The Wizard).

Director, Cuba Gooding Jr. said, “this film was made with not only the love and passion shown every single day from our assembled and dedicated crew, but I found, in my directorial debut, the State of Louisiana embraced our production with equaled passion and commitment.‎ I will forever be grateful to all involved for helping me realize my vision. It is now my mission to share the outcome of such unfettered love that created what I feel is a powerful and timely statement of a film with the entire world thanks not only to Gravitas’s acquisition domestically, but their added show of commitment to have also acquired the rights to Bayou Caviar internationally as well!”

“Gravitas is excited to be working with Cuba Gooding Jr. on his directorial debut. The film depicts a gritty and authentic view of life and we know it will thrill audiences everywhere,” said Nolan Gallagher, Founder and CEO at Gravitas Ventures.

The film was produced by Anjul Nigam under his Brittany House Pictures banner (Growing Up Smith, Crown Vic) with Executive Producer Maxx Tsai under China-based Wudi Pictures, along with Steve Straka and Hilary Shor also producing with Executive Producer Peter Toumbekis.

Gallagher negotiated the deal with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.