Miramax to keep ‘Promises’

Mini-major takes worldwide rights to thriller

Miramax Films has picked up worldwide rights, excluding U.K. TV, to the BBC Films project “Eastern Promises.”

Script is written by Steven Knight, whose debut screenplay “Dirty Pretty Things” was also co-produced by Miramax and BBC Films.

“Promises” is a contempo London thriller about illegal immigrants who are forced into prostitution.

A director is currently being attached, with a view to starting production by the end of this year.

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