EOne Films International has secured a raft of presales on Matt Shakman’s thriller “Cut Bank” here in Cannes.
The thriller, which marks the feature directorial debut from tv and theatre helmer Shakman (“Mad Men,” “Six Feet Under”), has already sold to Koch Media for German-speaking Europe, Gussi for Latin America, Golem for Spain, Lusomundo for Portugal, Kinoswait for Poland and Falcon for the Middle East.
Other territories are expected to close shortly.
Pic stars Armie Hammer, John Malkovitch, Ben Kingsley, Michael Sheen and Teresa Palmer.
Ed Zwick (“Shakespeare in Love,” “The Last Samurai”), Mickey Barold and Dan Cohen produce while Untitled Entertainment’s Laura Rister (“Margin Call,” “The Words,” “Lawless”) exec produces.
Pic is set in Cut Bank, Montana, and penned by Roberto Patino, whose script made the 2009 Black List.
Story follows the tale of a young auto mechanic, a former high school football star, who dreams of escaping his town for bigger and better things and when he tries to leave, a series of events unfold that change his life forever.
Pic is skedded to shoot this autumn.
Rister is co-repping domestic rights with WME.