Icon expands UK distribution slate
by Naman Ramachandran
- Titles include A Most Violent Year, Equals and The Legend of Barney Thomson
Icon Film Distribution (IFD) has acquired the rights to four new titles for UK distribution. J.C. Chandor’s tale of decay and corruption, A Most Violent Year, stars Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jessica Chastain (Miss Julie) and is produced by Before The Doors’ Neal Dodson and Washington Square Films’ Anna Gerb, along with Chandor. It is co-financed by Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, and is being sold internationally by FilmNation Entertainment.
Drake Doremus’ Equals, stars Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman). Produced by Ridley Scott, Chip Diggs, Steven M Rales, Ann Ruark, Michael Schaefer and Jay Stern, the film is being sold internationally by Mister Smith.
The Legend of Barney Thomson stars Robert Carlyle (28 Weeks Later), also making his directorial debut, as a Glaswegian serial killer, alongside Ray Winstone (Noah) and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks [+see also:
film profile]). The film is being produced by John G. Lenic, Kaleena Kiff and Brian Coffey and is being represented internationally by Myriad Pictures.
IFD has also acquired David Robert Mitchell’s Cannes Critics’ Week selection It Follows, starring Maika Monroe (The Guest) from Visit Films. IFD’s current release Postman Pat: The Movie has grossed over £2.4 million at the UK box office. Next up for IFD is Jim Mickle’s Directors’ Fortnight selection Cold in July [+see also:
film profile] on June 27 and Adam Wingard’s The Guest on September 5.
IFD CEO Ian Dawson said, “We feel incredibly fortunate to be working with such quality filmmakers and great talent – both in front of and behind the camera.”