‘Bound’ In Theaters And VOD
THE ASYLUM and JARED COHN seduce audiences Across North America On January 9, 2015
Hit-making production company The Asylum (SHARKNADO, Z NATION) teams up once again with with award-winning actor/writer/director Jared Cohn (BORN BAD, HOLD YOUR BREATH) on BOUND. Set to be one of the most raw and sexually daring thrillers of the year, BOUND opens in theatres across the US on midnight, January 9, 2015. The film is scheduled to be available on HD online platforms starting with iTunes simultaneously.
BOUND stars Charisma Carpenter, best known for her cult-classic role as CordeliaChase in the massively successful BUFFY THE VAMPIRE series and its spin-off,ANGEL. Carpenter plays opposite newcomer Bryce Draper (The Haves and the Have Nots) and industry veteran Daniel Baldwin (BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY, HELEN ALONE) who rounds out the cast as Carpenter’s powerful, supportive and enigmatic father.
“We’re thrilled to bring BOUND to audiences, a film that has been compared to FIFTY SHADES OF GREY in that it addresses the subject of BDSM. However, our story is a very distinctive and pointedly modern version of the traditional dominant/submissive stereotype,” said Cohn. “At the very core, BOUND is a movie about personal growth that comes from fighting for yourself no matter what the circumstances or the cost.”
In a world of dominance, submission and lust, the story follows the life of Michelle Milan (Carpenter), a wealthy divorcé and single mother working for her father, Walter (Baldwin), a Beverly Hills real estate mogul. Milan meets Ryan Black (Draper), a bold and sexually adventurous younger man who introduces her to the world of BDSM. Milan’s high-pressure life and values are thrown into question by her newfound romance, as she strives to navigate through a labyrinth of dangerous love and lust, high-powered business decisions and keeping her family and her sanity in one piece.
“A modern, suggestively dangerous romp where power and dominance can be used for good and evil, BOUND captivates and surprises from the very first scene.” Cohn continued.
An Award-Winning Team
Actor/writer/director Jared Cohn and Asylum continue their legacy of collaboration and pushing the limits of conventional filmmaking with BOUND. The pictures company and multi-talented Cohn have demonstrated their crowd pleasing recipe for box-office and VOD success in recent years with BIKINI SPRING BREAK (ROBERT CARRADINE, RACHEL ALIG), JAILBAIT (SARA MALAKUL LANE), ATLATINC RIM (GRAHAM GREENE), 12:12:12/EVIL BORN (SARA MALAKUL LANE) andHOLD YOUR BREATH (KATRINA BOWDEN, RANDY WAYNE).
“Jared Cohn truly succeeds in creating a commercially viable film that remains true to its artistic integrity. BOUND offers a unique take on a very current and relevant subject with brilliant performances by a stellar cast,” said David Michael Latt, Head of Production for The Asylum. “The film is a perfect fit for the current global market that has become seduced by the mysterious world of SBDM. BOUND does more than reveal secrets from this world – it is a story that pushes gender roles and pushes the limits of what we think we know in general.”
About Jared Cohn
Jared Cohn has made his mark in Hollywood both in front of and behind the camera. Bringing his wealth of knowledge from years of writing, acting, editing, and directing, Cohn understands how to execute a successful film that resonates with audiences around the world. An Asylum-favorite director, Cohn is gaining recognition as a Hollywood jack-of-all-trades and a dependable hit-maker. His fiancé, Sara MalakulLane, after starring in various Jared Cohn pictures is also finding international success as an up and coming international model and actress who just landed the lead love interest role in John Stockwell’s KICKBOXER along side Dave Bautista and Jean-Claude van Damme. Lane also graced the cover of the Playboy ThailandOctober 2014 issue.
BOUND premieres across the US in selected theaters starting at midnight January 9, 2015 and on HD online platforms starting with iTunes. It was filmed on location in Los Angeles.
About The Asylum
The Asylum is one of the world’s leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment, like the SHARKNADO franchise, The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year through its direct pipeline to the nation’s top retailers and its network of international partners. Since itsfounding in 1997, The Asylum has released more than 500 films and has built a library of over 200 original productions, including top-rated movie premieres for Syfy, Lifetime, and Animal Planet networks. In 2014, The Asylum made its first foray into series television with Z NATION, a 13-episode action-horror series on Syfy. Z NATION drew high ratings and will return for a second season in 2015.