Magazine article Screen International

Arrow Takes Multiple Territories on 'The Ghoul'

Magazine article Screen International

Arrow Takes Multiple Territories on 'The Ghoul'

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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), GeoffMcGivern (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 and Distribution at Arrow, commented: "We are thrilled to be working with the team behind The Ghoul, who represent an exciting and fresh new wave of British talent and we look forward to bringing this bold new vision to audiences in the UK and North America". …

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