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Berlin: Sony Pictures Worldwide Strikes Deal on Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire’ (EXCLUSIVE)

In one of the banner deals to go down at the 2015 Berlin Fest, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has acquired a clutch of territories including Australia/New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia,  Spain, Eastern Europe and select other markets on Ben Wheatley’s upcoming action thriller “Free Fire.”

Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, the latest from one of the most-talked up of young British talents features a cast led by Luke EvansArmie Hammer, Cillian Murphy and Olivia Wilde.

Free Fire” tells the story of the aftermath of a gun deal gone horribly wrong.

Studiocanal has U.K. rights to the film, Protagonist Pictures is selling international and WME Global is handling its U.S. domestic sale.

The first film from Wheatley to be set in the U.S., “Free Fire” is scheduled for a spring start.

Andy Starke produces for Starke and Wheatley’s Rook Films; Film4 co-finances. Protagonist brought “Free Fire” onto the market at November’s AFM.

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