Hawkes' thriller will get U.K. release

U.K. indie distrib Metrodome has picked up U.K. and Irish rights to helmer-scribe Kieron Hawkes’ thriller “Piggy.”

Pic toplines Paul Anderson, Martin Compston, Neil Maskell and Louise Dylan.

Leo Pearlman and Danny Potts produce the pic about Joe, a mild-mannered young man who, after his brother is murdered, finds solace in Piggy, one of his brother’s friends. As their friendship grows, Joe becomes increasingly involved in a murky world of violence and revenge.

Deal was negotiated by Metrodome head of acquisitions Joel Kennedy and Pearlman. Genesis Film Sales is repping the film at the European Film Market.

Earlier in the market, Metrodome snapped up rights to horror pic “Lovely Molly,” and is skedded to release “In Darkness” in Blighty in March.

Another acquisition, “A Royal Affair,” will world preem at Berlin.

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