Magazine article Screen International

K5 Takes War Book; Expands in UK

Magazine article Screen International

K5 Takes War Book; Expands in UK

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EXCLUSIVE: Tom Harper's thriller to debut at London Film Festival; acquisitions exec re-locating to UK.

K5 International has snapped up international rights to Tom Harper's thriller War Book, set to receive its world premiere at the London Film Festival on Oct 13.

The film, written by Jack Thorne (How I Live Now, A Long Way Down), centres on a war game amongst a group of government officials that reaches boiling point when their hypothetical global crisis escalates and the fragility of everyday life and those who govern it is brutally exposed.

The ensemble cast includes Sophie Okonedo, Phoebe Fox, Ben Chaplin, Anthony Sher, Kerry Fox and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

Producers are Lauren Dark at Sixteen Films, and Mike Brett and Steve Jamison's Archer's Mark, in association with Ivana MacKinnon's Stray Bear Films. …

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