Kaleidoscope nabs ‘Victim’ in U.K.

Urban drama toplines Ashley Chin, Michael Maris

LONDON — Kaleidoscope Ent. has snapped up U.K. rights to urban Brit drama “Victim.”

Pic toplines Ashley Chin and Michael Maris, who both starred in street dramas “Sket” and “Anuvahood.” The duo also penned the pic, which is helmed by Alex Pillai.

“Victim,” which tells the story of one young man’s attempts to break out of a cycle of violence and crime, marks the debut feature from Pure Films, a new shingle headed up by Danny Donnelly, creator of Pure Garage/Pure R&B music labels.

Supporting cast include Adam Deacon (“Adulthood”), Frank Harper (“Football Factory”), Jason Maza (“Fish Tank”), Ashley Madekwe (“Secret Diary of a Call Girl”), David Harewood (“Blood Diamond”), Letitia Wright (“Top Boy”) and Shanika Warren-Markland (“4,3,2,1”).

Pic is skedded for a spring theatrical release in Blighty.

Kaleidoscope’s sales arm, Kaleidoscope Film Distribution, will be selling the film internationally at the Berlin Film Festival in February.