Company pacts with Asia Digital to distribute action thriller

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Myriad Pictures has signed with Asia Digital Entertainment to distribute action thriller “A Common Man” starring Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross.

Myriad made the announcement Saturday at the American Film Market, where it’s selling international markets. Pic recently completed production in Sri Lanka with Chandran Rutnam (“The Road From Elephant Pass”) directing from his own script.

Kingsley portrays a man who’s planted five bombs in the politically-scarred city of Colombo that are set to explode unless four major terrorists are immediately released from prison. When he calls in his demands to the Deputy Inspector General of the Colombo Police Department (played by Cross), it sets in motion an ideological and deadly confrontation between the truth and duty.

Myriad CEO Kirk D’Amico said early response to has been strong, noting, “Ben Kingsley is a very big star internationally and the film has the right components buyers look for – a big star with a lot of action.”

“A Common Man” was produced by Manohan Nanayakkara, B.S. Radha Krishnan and Chandran Rutnam. Executive producers are Paul Mason and Jon Sheinberg. Film’s a production of Asia Digital Entertainment.

Kingsley will be seen next in “Hugo” and “The Dictator.” Cross recently appeared in “War Inc.” Kingsley is represented by CAA and ITG. Cross is represented by manager Jeff Goldberg.

The deal with Myriad Pictures was arranged by Jon Sheinberg of The Movie Machine and Paul Mason.

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