Fox, Syndicate gang up

Needs helmed, wrote tale of London crime family

The Syndicate and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have picked up U.S. rights to Brit gangster pic “Charlie,” starring Luke Goss and Steven Berkoff. Pic will be Syndicate’s first theatrical release, with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment handling video and DVD distribution.

Entertainment Film Distributors released “Charlie” in the U.K. in February.

Written and directed by Malcolm Needs, pic is based on the true story of one of the most notorious South London crime families. It charts the meteoric rise of Charlie Richardson through the ranks of the criminal underworld as head of the infamous torture gang.

Pic was produced by Tim Ireland and line produced by Tricia Cooklin.

Deal was brokered by Laurie Woodrow and Dan Griffiths of Transpacific Media on behalf of the Syndicate and Steve Turney for Equator Films.

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