Just hours ahead of its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Director's Fortnight, Erik Matti's long-awaited Filipino thriller On the Job has been picked up for distribution by Well Go USA Entertainment.
Featuring a bevy of top Pinoy stars such as Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joey Marquez, Joel Torre, Angel Aquino, Rayver Cruz and Leo Martinez, On the Job is based on a real case of top Filipino political brass issuing day passes to incarcerated criminals in order to carry out hits. It's been almost four years since ScreenAnarchy first caught wind of the project and following early test footage and a pair of recent trailers highlighting the film's stellar technical specs, expectations are sky high as the thriller hits the Croisette today.
Well Go, which struck the deal with XYZ Films, will release the film stateside during the fall. On the Job is the latest film to join the company's 2013 slate, which includes top Korean gangster saga New World, China-HK wuxia pic The Guillotines and 3D martial arts film Tai Chi Hero.
Check out the trailer below.