EFM: Alex Walton’s Bloom heads to the Berlin market with international rights to the geopolitical thriller starring Guillaume Canet and Jamie Dornan, who will be in town for the world premiere of Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Richie Smyth will direct the Irish-South African co-production in spring in South Africa.

Kevin Brodbin’s screenplay follows an Irish military commander in a stand-off with French and Belgian mercenaries in the Congo in the early 1960s.

Alan Moloney will produce via his Parallel Films. UTA Independent Film Group represents US rights.

“We are always trying to find amazing stories to tell and this extraordinary true story of heroism against all odds is just that,” said Walton.

“To see Jamie, who is one of the most exciting leading men working today, alongside Guillaume, is a fantastic opportunity.”

Bloom is in production on Shane Black’s The Nice Guys and in post on The Sea Of Trees.