The cutting-edge distributor, fresh from its recent three-Oscar haul, has acquired US rights to UK wunderkind Ben Wheatley’s thriller.

Ben Wheatley

Brie Larson, who won the Academy Award for A24’s Room, stars with Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, and Jack Reynor.

Sam Riley and Noah Taylor also star in the tale of a fight for survival that ensues when an arms deal in a remote warehouse goes awry. Amy Jump co-wrote the screenplay with Wheatley.

Martin Scorsese is on board as executive producer, while Andrew Starke is the producer. Additional executive producers are Sikelia’s Emma Tillinger-Koskoff, Reno Antoniades, Film4’s David Kosse and Sam Lavender, and Ben Roberts and Lizzie Francke from the British Film Institute.

Wheatley’s J G Ballard adaptation High-Rise starring Tom Hiddleston will open in the US on April 28 via Magnolia Pictures.

A24 negotiated the deal with WME Global. Protagonist Pictures handles international sales.