A24 Films Acquires US Rights to LOCKE in TIFF's First Big Deal of 2013
LOCKE, A24 Films, TIFF, Toronto International Film Festival
The Hollywood Reporter writes that A24 Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Steven Knight's LOCKE, starring Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises), in the first big deal at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
LOCKE is not screening publicly at this year's festival but obviously did well after a Friday morning buyer screening, which drew four final bids.
The movie is based on an original screenplay from Knight and is the story of one man's life unraveling in a tension-fuelled ninety minute race against time. Ivan Locke has the perfect family, his dream job, and tomorrow should be the crowning moment of his career. But one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line
IM Global specialty label Anthem financed LOCKE, written and directed by Knight (Hummingbird) for Paul Webster, Joe Wright and Guy Heeley's Shoebox Films.