The busy distributor announced from Park City it has picked up US rights to Participant Media’s thriller A Most Violent Year, JC Chandor’s follow-up to All Is Lost.

FilmNation represents international rights and will be touting the project at the EFM next month.

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain will star in the 1980s period story about an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business during a statistically violent time in New York. Shooting is set to commence shortly in New York.

A24 plans a fourth quarter wide release. Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi are co-financing, while Before The Doors’ Neal Dodson and Washington Square Films’ Anna Gerb produce with Chandor.

Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serve as executive producers with Joshua Blum, Kerry Orent and Glen Basner. Chandor is pictured on the set of All Is Lost.