‘Brighton’ rocks IFC

Brit thriller to be released in the U.S. this summer

IFC Films has picked up U.S. rights to Rowan Joffe’s thriller “Brighton Rock,” with a cast that includes Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, John Hurt and Helen Mirren.

Based on the 1939 Graham Greene novel, pic is the directorial debut of Joffe, whose work as a screenwriter includes “28 Days Later” and “The American.” Story centers on a young man (Riley) looking to become a player in organized crime and a waitress in possession of incriminating evidence.

Paul Webster produced with co-producer Paul Ritchie; Jenny Borgars, Will Clarke and Lamie Laurenson exec produced. Pic, produced in association with the BBC and UKFC, is financed by StudioCanal.

IFC plans to release “Brighton Rock” in the U.S. this summer.

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