You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

A24 Picks U.S. Rights to Ewan McGregor’s ‘Son of a Gun’ (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES– A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Ewan McGregor starrer “Son of a Gun,” an Australian heist thriller directed by first-timer Julius Avery.

McGregor stars opposite Alicia Vikander (“A Royal Affair”) and Brenton Thwaites (“Maleficent”). UTA, which represents Avery,  McGregor and Vikander, handled the U.S. sale to A24.

Altitude Film Sales is selling international rights and hosted a market screening for the film in Cannes.  Timothy White at Southern Light Films produced the movie, which was backed by Screen Australia. Hopscotch Entertainment One will release the film in Australia and New Zealand.

Pic centers around the relationship between between Australia’s highest profile criminal and his young protege.

A former commercials director, Avery, is considered one of Australia’s most promising new helmers, along with David Michod. His 2008 short film “Jerrycan” won Cannes’ jury prize and best short at the AFI.

More Film

  • Sean Young Harvey Weinstein

    Actress Sean Young Alleges Harvey Weinstein Exposed Himself to Her

    CANNES– A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Ewan McGregor starrer “Son of a Gun,” an Australian heist thriller directed by first-timer Julius Avery. McGregor stars opposite Alicia Vikander (“A Royal Affair”) and Brenton Thwaites (“Maleficent”). UTA, which represents Avery,  McGregor and Vikander, handled the U.S. sale to A24. Altitude Film Sales is selling international rights and […]

  • Woman Walks Ahead TIFF

    Jessica Chastain's 'Woman Walks Ahead' Lands at A24, DirecTV

    CANNES– A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Ewan McGregor starrer “Son of a Gun,” an Australian heist thriller directed by first-timer Julius Avery. McGregor stars opposite Alicia Vikander (“A Royal Affair”) and Brenton Thwaites (“Maleficent”). UTA, which represents Avery,  McGregor and Vikander, handled the U.S. sale to A24. Altitude Film Sales is selling international rights and […]

  • Canal Plus

    Canal Plus, Telecom Italia Launch Joint Venture

    CANNES– A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Ewan McGregor starrer “Son of a Gun,” an Australian heist thriller directed by first-timer Julius Avery. McGregor stars opposite Alicia Vikander (“A Royal Affair”) and Brenton Thwaites (“Maleficent”). UTA, which represents Avery,  McGregor and Vikander, handled the U.S. sale to A24. Altitude Film Sales is selling international rights and […]

  • The Breadwinner Tehran Taboo Animation Is

    Animation Is Film Festival Readies Its L.A. Debut

    CANNES– A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Ewan McGregor starrer “Son of a Gun,” an Australian heist thriller directed by first-timer Julius Avery. McGregor stars opposite Alicia Vikander (“A Royal Affair”) and Brenton Thwaites (“Maleficent”). UTA, which represents Avery,  McGregor and Vikander, handled the U.S. sale to A24. Altitude Film Sales is selling international rights and […]

  • Geostorm

    Film Review: 'Geostorm'

    CANNES– A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Ewan McGregor starrer “Son of a Gun,” an Australian heist thriller directed by first-timer Julius Avery. McGregor stars opposite Alicia Vikander (“A Royal Affair”) and Brenton Thwaites (“Maleficent”). UTA, which represents Avery,  McGregor and Vikander, handled the U.S. sale to A24. Altitude Film Sales is selling international rights and […]

  • Naomi Watts

    Naomi Watts to Star in Psychological Thriller 'The Wolf Hour'

    CANNES– A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Ewan McGregor starrer “Son of a Gun,” an Australian heist thriller directed by first-timer Julius Avery. McGregor stars opposite Alicia Vikander (“A Royal Affair”) and Brenton Thwaites (“Maleficent”). UTA, which represents Avery,  McGregor and Vikander, handled the U.S. sale to A24. Altitude Film Sales is selling international rights and […]

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Box Office: 'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' Draws $760,000 on Thursday Night

    CANNES– A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Ewan McGregor starrer “Son of a Gun,” an Australian heist thriller directed by first-timer Julius Avery. McGregor stars opposite Alicia Vikander (“A Royal Affair”) and Brenton Thwaites (“Maleficent”). UTA, which represents Avery,  McGregor and Vikander, handled the U.S. sale to A24. Altitude Film Sales is selling international rights and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content