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Rafe Spall in for ‘Kill’ at Altitude

U.K. shingle also adds 'Outpost 37' to slate

LONDON — U.K. production, finance and international sales company Altitude Film Entertainment has set Rafe Spall for the lead in Britpop satire “Kill Your Friends” and added sci-fi “Outpost 37” to its growing slate.

Spall, seen this year in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” and Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,” takes the lead in Owen Harris’ film about an A&R man who, desperately searching for the next big hit, takes the concept of killer tunes to a murderous new level.

Gregor Cameron produces the film with Altitude, which is based on a novel by John Niven. Harris most recently helmed TV dramedy “Holy Flying Circus” about the reaction to Monty Python’s “Life of Brian.” The film is expected to shoot in early 2013.

“Outpost 37” is the feature helming debut of L.A.-based VFX supervisor Jabbar Raisani. Raisani, whose VFX work includes several projects with Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios including “Predators” and “Machete,” co-wrote the sci-fi thriller with Blake Clifton.

A co-production between Bigscope, Underground Entertainment and Altitude, the film follows a docu crew accompanying an elite unit of marines tasked with protecting mankind in the aftermath of an alien invasion. Bigscope’s Jason Newmark and Laurie Cook, and Underground’s Trevor Engelson will produce. Altitude’s Will Clarke, Andy Mayson and Mike Runagall will exec produce.

Altitude will handle international sales for Occupant Entertainment’s “The Good People,” the feature debut of shorts and music video helmer Corin Hardy. The horror, scripted by Hardy and Olga Barreneche, follows a molecular gene scientist who moves his family to the Irish countryside, where they are attacked by demonic creatures.

Altitude’s slate includes Australian helmer Julius Avery’s heist thriller “Son of a Gun,” starring Ewan McGregor, “The Loch” from “The Woman in Black” helmer James Watkins, and “Mythica” with Ben Craig. It is also in pre-production on Nick Nivern’s soccer spoof “The Hooligan Factory,” produced with Think Big Prods.

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