EXCLUSIVE: Netflix, French metropolitan and multi-territorial distributor Vertice are among the companies to have pre-purchased Liam Neeson’s thriller In the land of saints and sinnerswe can reveal.
Filming is currently underway in County Donegal, Ireland. As we first reported, Neeson (Taken) plays with Ciarán Hinds (Belfast) and Kerry Condon (Tthree billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri).
Colm Meaney (The banker), Jack Gleeson (Joffrey in The iron Throne), Desmond Eastwood (normal people), Sarah Greene (dreadful penny), Conor MacNeil (The fall), Seamus O’Hara (The iron Throne), Valentin Olukoga (Unforgettable) and Mark O’Regan (Blood).
The film, which reunites Neeson with The sniper director Robert Lorenz, is set in a remote Irish village, where a newly retired assassin finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a trio of vengeful terrorists. The screenplay was written by Mark Michael McNally and Terry Loane.
Bleiberg/Dimbort concluded pre-sales to Metropolitan Filmexport (French-speaking territories), Netflix (United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland), Madman (Australia and New Zealand), Vertice (Italy, Spain, Latin America, Portugal), Signature ( Germany, -Dutch-speaking territories, Canada), Mis Label (Scandinavia), Eagle Films (Middle East), Dutch Filmworks (Dutch-speaking Benelux), Scene & Sound (South Korea), Monolith Films [Eastern Europe (excluding CIS)] and United King Films (Israel).
The sales company will seek to finalize all other territories at the next Marché du Film. CAA Media Finance and UTA Independent Film Group co-represent national rights.
The producers are Markus Barmettler, Philip Lee, Bonnie Timmermann, Geraldine Hughes and Terry Loane (Prodigal Films Limited). Executive producers include Kieran Corrigan, Ehud Bleiberg, Danny Dimbort, Nicholas Bennett, Victor Hadida, Marc Jacobson, Robert Lorenz, Adrian Grabe, Daniel Fluri and Marcel Gloor.
Facing East produces and finances in collaboration with RagBag Pictures.
Markus Barmettler and Philip Lee are represented by Marc Jacobson Law. Kerry Condon is represented by Curtis Brown Group, ICM Partners and Framework Entertainment. Desmond Eastwood is represented by the agency Lisa Richards. Jack Gleeson is represented by United Agents. Sarah Greene is represented by Lisa Richards Agency, United Agents and Magnolia Entertainment. Ciarán Hinds is represented by CAA and Dalzell and Beresford. Robert Lorenz is represented by UTA and Keith G. Fleer. Conor MacNeill is represented by Independent Talent Group, First Call Management and Luber Roklin Entertainment. Colm Meaney is represented by Accelerate Management, ICM Partners and Liebman Entertainment. Liam Neeson is represented by CAA and UTA and Mark Stankevich Esq. Seamus O’Hara is represented by the agency Lisa Richards. Valentine Olukoga is represented by InterTalent Rights Group. Mark O’Regan is represented by the agency Lisa Richards.