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UK's Metrodome goes on 13-film buying spree

EXCLUSIVE: Buys include Gerard Johnson’s Hyena from Number 9 and Film4, latest film from Lukas Moodyson, and FrightFest closer.

Metrodome has announced UK and Irish acquisition deals for a slew of hot new titles, including Wish You Were Here [pictured] starring Joel Edgerton.

Kieran Darcy-Smith’s film is about a vacation that goes wrong when a traveller goes missing in Cambodia.

The other titles acquired are:

The Last Days, a Spanish sci-fi horror project about a mysterious epidemic. (Sold by Wild Bunch.)

Hyena, Gerard Johnson’s thriller for Number 9 and Film 4. The cast includes Peter Ferdinando, Neil Maskell and Arta Dobroshi, in the story of a corrupt London police officer who collides with Albanian gangsters.

We Are The Best, written and directed by Lukas Moodysson, about three outsiders in 1980s Stockholm. Metrodome has frequently released Moodysson’s work in the past.

A Prize Idiot, Hans Petter Moland’s action-comedy set against a drug war between Norwegian mafia and Serbian gangsters. Stellan Skarsgård and Bruno Ganz lead the cast.

Big Bad Wolves, a revenge thriller directed by Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado, the duo behind the acclaimed Rabies. The film will close Film4 FrightFest.

The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears, directed by Hélène Cattet and  Bruno Forzani and starring Klaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camarda, Sam Louwyck. A husband searches for his missing wife and finds himself in a violent world.

Siberian Education, by Gabriele Salvatores and starring John Malkovich, Peter Stormare and Eleanor Tomlinson. Salvatore’s English-language debut has grossed more than €6m in Italy.

In addition to those eight, Metrodome picked up a number of horror films for home entertainment releases: Sin starring Ron Jeremy, Wax starring Geraldine Chaplin, Patrica Rea’s Nailbiter, Jason Richard Miller’s The Unidentified, and Hatchet 3 starring Danielle Harris and Zach Calligan.

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