Producers are Tim Perell for Process and Michael Benaroya (“Margin Call”) for Benaroya Pictures. IFT is handling all international rights while CAA and UTA are representing the domestic sales rights.
“Velocity” is scheduled to start shooting next spring with Peter Sollett directing from Wells Tower’s adaptation about two mismatched friends — Radcliffe’s bookish and awkward Will and the self-proclaimed ladies’ man Hand, who set out on a two-week trip around the world with a $32,000 insurance payoff from their friend’s fatal car accident with the goal of giving away the windfall to those in need.
Radcliffe’s shot five films since finishing the eight Harry Potter movies — “The Woman in Black,” “Kill Your Darlings,” “Horns,” “What If” (originally titled “The F Word”) and “Frankenstein” as Igor with James McAvoy in the lead. Benaroya produced “Kill Your Darlings.”
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions picked up “Velocity” for Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Spain, Benelux, Australia/New Zealand, CIS, Scandinavia, South Korea, and Latin America.
IFT sold the UK to Solo Media, China to HGC, the Middle East to Shooting Stars, Greece, Turkey and India to Tanweer, Baltic States to Hea Film, Bulgaria, Romania and Ex-Yugoslavia to Programs4media, Hungary to Cinetel, Poland to Kino Swiat, Malaysia to Soraya, Philippines to Mediaquest, Singapore to Shaw, Taiwan to Deepjoy, and Thailand to Dream’s West.