Brad Anderson’s action thriller silent hour, with Joel Kinnaman and Mark Strong, landed a string of global pre-sales at the recent American Film Market.
AGC International, the international sales and distribution arm of Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios, has entered into agreements with Square One Entertainment in Germany; Signature Entertainment in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand; and Wild Bunch in France.
Other territories sold include Vertice in Italy and Latin America; You Planet in Spain; WWE in Benelux; SF Studios in Scandinavia; Prorom Media in Eastern Europe; MGN in the Baltic and CIS countries; Ascot Elite in Switzerland; Our Lusomundo in Portugal; United King in Israel; Empire Entertainment in South Africa and Movie Cloud in Taiwan.
Before choosing a female co-leader, the production on The silent hour should start in Malta and Toronto in February.
The crime drama set in Boston will see Kinnaman play a police detective who has a workplace accident that leaves him deaf. Sixteen months later, as an interpreter for the police department, he confronts a team of corrupt cops trying to eliminate a deaf murder witness in an apartment building.
AGC Studios will finance and produce the film with Eric Paquette’s Meridian Pictures. Anderson will be at the helm The silent hour from a screenplay by Dan Hall.