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AFM: Altitude Boards Thriller ‘10×10,’ Starring Luke Evans

Altitude Film Sales has secured worldwide sales rights to “10×10,” starring Welsh actor Luke Evans, currently on screen with Emily Blunt in “The Girl on a Train” and soon to be seen in Bill Condon’s “Beauty and the Beast” with Emma Watson. “10×10” is from the creative team behind U.K. box-office hit “Brotherhood.”

Co-starring with Evans (“The Hobbit” trilogy, “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women”) is Kelly Reilly (“True Detective,” the “Sherlock Holmes” franchise), soon to be seen in the Sky TV drama series “Britannia,” by acclaimed playwright Jez Butterworth with his brother Tom Butterworth and Richard McBrien.

“10×10” is a contained cat-and-mouse thriller set in America. “Lewis is a seemingly ordinary guy but under the surface he hides a singular obsession — revenge — and the focus of his obsession is Cathy,” according to a statement. “In broad daylight, Lewis kidnaps Cathy and takes her to his home in the middle of nowhere. But this is no impulse crime and it’s clear he’s planned it meticulously. He’s built a soundproofed cell measuring 10 feet by 10 feet where he will extract a dark secret from Cathy’s past. But there is more to Cathy than meets the eye.”

The screenplay is by Noel Clarke, whose latest film as writer-director-producer-actor, “Brotherhood,” premiered at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, and whose previous writing credits include “Storage 24,” “The Knot” and “Fast Girls.” “10×10” will be directed by Suzi Ewing, who has directed music promos for artists including Badly Drawn Boy and Nightmares on Wax.

The producers of “10×10” are Clarke and Jason Maza, partners in Unstoppable Entertainment, which produced “Brotherhood,” as well as “The Knot” and “The Hooligan Factory”; Maggie Monteith, a producer on “Brotherhood,” “Kaleidoscope” and “3 Way Junction”; and Gina Powell, assistant producer on “Legacy,” “We are Monster” and “Brotherhood.”

Evans is represented by United Agents and WME. Reilly is repped by ICM Partners and Troika. Clarke is repped by APA and Generate

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