ScreenDaily is reporting that Arrow Films has acquired the UK and Irish rights for David Freyne’s The Cured, in a deal struck with Bac Films at the American Film Market.
The Cured, which is written by Freyne, is set following the outbreak of an aggressive virus and sees a young woman wake in a hospital bed. As the horrifying events that led to her being there are revealed, it becomes clear that the cure is just the beginning. Society has divided into those who were once infected and committed terrible violent acts, and those who never contracted the virus. In the backdrop, the rise of a terrorist movement, fuelled by the deep divisions, threatens to plunge the region into chaos again.
Hollywood star Ellen Page stars in the lead role, alongside Sam Keeley (The Other Side of Sleep, Monsters: Dark Continent), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Love/Hate, The Secret Scripture), Paula Malcolmson (Ray Donovan, The Hunger Games), and Stuart Graham (Hunger, The Fall).
Rachael O’Kane and Rory Dungan produce for Dublin-based Tilted Pictures is an Irish film and television production company established in 2008 by film school friends Rory Dungan, Rachael O’Kane and David Freyne., with Page producing also. The film is co-produced with French-based Bac Films, with the assistance of Savage Productions and in association with Shinawil. Financing for the film comes from the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry. (IFB), Northern Ireland Screen, and Bac Films. Principal photography took place with DoP Piers McGrail in Dublin and Wicklow last November and December.
Arrow Films hope to release the film in Ireland and the UK early next year. IFC Films will release The Cured in the U.S. and Canada.
We’re very excited to be bringing such a powerful and original film out into the UK and Ireland in 2018 and to be once again collaborating with everyone at BAC Films.
Tom Stewart, Acquisitions Director – Arrow Films
We are thrilled to renew our collaboration with Arrow Films on The Cured. Their great taste and slate make them the perfect partner for the UK/Ireland release.
Marie Garrett, VP of International Sales, Bac Films