Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Rooney Mara Drama 'Una' Secures Key Deals

Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Rooney Mara Drama 'Una' Secures Key Deals

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WestEnd Films has secured a string of deals on hard-hitting sexual abuse drama Una, starring Rooney Mara.

Since debuting at Telluride and Toronto, director Benedict Andrews' film has sold to Weltkino (Germany, Austria), Madman (Australia, New Zealand), Swen (Latin America), ABMO (Canada), Non Stop (Scandinavia), Splendid Film (Benelux), ECS (Middle East), United King (Israel), Pris (Portugal), Tanweer (Greece), Top Films (Russia), Mars (Turkey), Edko (Hong Kong), Shaw (Singapore), Encore (Taiwan), Captive (Philippines) and DDDreams (China).

· Read: Benedict Andrews talks sexual abuse drama 'Una'

Mara (Carol) stars alongside Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom) and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) in Andrews and David Harrowers' adaptation of the latter's Olivier Award-winning play Blackbird about a woman struggling with the psychological repercussions of abuse following a relationship she had with an older man when aged 13. …

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