Leif Tilden’s Life At These Speeds starring Douglas Booth, Billy Crudup, AnnaSophia Robb and Sam Rockwell will start production in autumn and Content will introduce to Cannes buyers.

Marc Novak wrote the story of a youngster who takes up running as a way of remembering his best friends who died in an accident.

Tom Butterfield and Scott Alvarez produce.

“Every now and then a script comes from left field and entirely captures your imagination and your heart,” said Content’s Jamie Carmichael.

Life At These Speeds is that script. It’s powerful, emotional, inspiring and uplifting – Leif, Tom and Scott have put together something truly beautiful.”

The Content slate includes: Amy Berg’s Janis Joplin documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue, Mike van Diem’s The Surprise, Jimi: All Is By My Side starring Andre Benjamin; family adventure Pudsey: The Movie and supernatural horror Dark Summer.