Magazine article Screen International

Versatile Boards 'The Sound of Animals Fighting' with Emile Hirsch Ahead of AFM

Magazine article Screen International

Versatile Boards 'The Sound of Animals Fighting' with Emile Hirsch Ahead of AFM

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South African director Sibs Shongwe-La Mer’s Sao Paolo-set thriller also stars Alice Braga.

Emile Hirsch, Alice Braga

Paris-based sales company Versatile has boarded international sales on South African director Sibs Shongwe-La Mer’s Sao Paolo-set thriller The Sound Of Animals Fighting, starring Emile Hirsch and Alice Braga, in the lead-up to the AFM.

It is Shongwe-La Mer’s second feature after his debut work Necktie Youth, which premiered at Berlin and Tribeca in 2015, before heading to a number of other festivals including the BFI London Film Festival.

Versatile is handling all international territories aside from the US, which is represented by XYZ Films.

The film - which is due to shoot in the second quarter of 2018 - opens with a hedonistic night in Johannesburg which leads to the untimely death of a close friend of two brother, James and Mickey. …

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