Berlin: Soccer Match Drama 'Final Score'
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Highland Film Group is launching international sales for the thriller “Final Score,” with filming set for West Ham United’s iconic Upton Park Stadium in London.

“Final Score,” written by the Lynch Brothers, takes place at a major sporting event, during which the stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals demanding ransom. An ex-soldier must use his military skills to save the capacity crowd of 35,000 — including the daughter of his fallen comrade.

“Imagine ‘Die Hard’ in a soccer stadium,” said producer Marc Goldberg of Signature.

Goldberg will produce with the Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey (“The Foreigner”) and Robert Jones (“The Usual Suspects”). Scott Mann, whose credits include “Heist” and “Bone Tomahawk,” will direct.

Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier will executive produce and handle worldwide sales rights, introducing the film at the Berlin Film Festival.

Casting is currently underway for a summer/fall start date. Signature will give “Final Score” a wide theatrical release in the U.K. in 2017.

Upton Park has been the home of Premier League soccer club West Ham United for over 100 years. West Ham United will be relocating to the 2012 Olympic Stadium in East London at the end of the current 2016 soccer season, while Upton Park will be handed over to a British property developer.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to film in this unique and legendary location,” Goldberg said. “The premiership is the biggest football league in the world and their impending move from Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium has been reported globally. We have a stellar team looking to deliver a $20 million non-stop action, world-class film with a one-off unique opportunity to utilize an iconic stadium before it’s demolished.”

Mann is represented by Independent Talent Group and Aperture Entertainment.

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