Magazine article Screen International

Koch Targets Ewan McGregor Drama Son of A Gun

Magazine article Screen International

Koch Targets Ewan McGregor Drama Son of A Gun

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EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor's Cannes haul includes crime-drama Son of a Gun.

Koch Media has concluded UK deals on a number of Cannes marche titles, including Altitude's crime-drama Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander and Brenton Thwaites.

Writer-director Julius Avery's debut, snapped up by A24 for US distribution during the market, charts the relationship between Australia's highest-profile criminal and his young protege.

Also acquired during Cannes were gangster comedy Redirected and buzzed-about horror sequel VHS Viral.

They join recently signed documentary All This Mayhem, slated for an August 8 release, and 'anti rom-com' Obvious Child, which is pegged for theatrical release on August 29.

The additions were negotiated by new head of acquisitions Martina Ternstrom and head of distribution Ben Luxford.

Vice Films production All This Mayhem follows Australian skateboarding legends Tas and Ben Pappas and will get its UK premiere at London's BFI Southbank ahead of a Special Jury Award slot at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

George Pank produces alongside James Gay-Rees, whose credits include Exit Through the Gift Shop and Senna.

Sundance title Obvious Child, based on a short by first time writer-director Gillian Robespierre, charts the story of a twenty-something Brooklyn comedienne who gets dumped, fired and pregnant in quick succession. …

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