MUMBAI: Content Film has acquired Wreckers for international sales. Artificial Eye film releasing has acquired the UK rights for theatrical release, alongside a day-on-date release with Curzon On Demand.
The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy and Shaun Evans. Wreckers is written and directed by D R Hood and produced by Simon Onwurah.
Wreckers is an evocative, beautifully shot drama that examines the fragile relationship between truth, intimacy and betrayal. A married couple move back to his childhood village to start a family but a surprise visit from the husband’s brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes the lies embedded in the couple’s relationship.
Producer Simon Onwurah said, “We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Content Film and Artificial Eye on Wreckers, they are ideal partners to bring the film to an international and UK audience.”
Hood added, “I grew up in a village and I’m fascinated by all that goes on under the surface; how people can hide things and lie to each other about the stuff that’s most important to them, even though they love each other. That’s the beginnings of Wreckers.”
Content Film’s Toby Melling said, ‘“We were completely bowled over when we first screened Wreckers. This is a mature, compelling relationship drama beautifully acted by some of Britain’s brightest young acting talent.”