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Arrow takes multiple territories on 'The Ghoul'

11 February 2017 2:23 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ben Wheatley executive produced Gareth Tunley’s debut feature which was Bifa nominated and premiered at Lff.

Arrow Films has acquired UK, Us and Canadian rights to Gareth Tunley’s debut feature The Ghoul.

The film, which world premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and later played at Film4’s Film Fear in Manchester, is produced by Primal Pictures.

Tunley, who has previously acted in Down Terrace and Kill List, wrote and directed the British psychological thriller. Tom Meeten, previously known for comedic work such as in Paddington, plays a more serious lead role, as a detective going undercover to therapy sessions who starts to question reality and fantasy.

The cast also features Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Dan Skinner (High-Rise), Geoff McGivern (Grantchester), Niamh Cusack (Testament Of Youth), Rufus Jones (Bill) and Paul Kaye (Game Of Thrones).

The film was nominated for the Discovery Award at the 2016 BIFAs.

Francesco Simeoni, director of Content »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Film Acquisitions Rundown: Sony Picks Up Tom Hanks’ ‘Greyhound,’ Lionsgate Acquires ‘Rally Car’ and More

10 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

-Sony Pictures is acquiring the worldwide rights to “Greyhound,” the World War II drama written by Tom Hanks, Deadline reports. Hanks will also star in the film, which will be directed by Aaron Schneider (“Get Low”), and produce with his Playtone partner Gary Goetzman.

In the film, Hanks plays George Krause, the commander of a Navy destroyer called the Greyhound. Sony acquired the rights to the film at the Berlin International Film Festival’s European Film Market.

Read More: Shia Labeouf, Rooney Mara and More: 10 Hot Projects at Berlin’s European Film Market

-Lionsgate has acquired U.S. rights to action film “Rally Car,” starring Keanu Reeves. The film will be directed by Olivier Megaton (“Taken 2, »

- Graham Winfrey

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