EXCLUSIVE: Epic Pictures to distribute Afghanistan war film The Patrol in US.

Epic Pictures will distribute Afghanistan war film The Patrol in the US on Memorial Day (May 26, 2014).

The well-received drama, which won Raindance’s Film of the Festival award, follows an overextended British army patrol operating in increasingly difficult conditions in Afghanistan.

An AFG Film Ltd production written and directed by former soldier Tom Petch, the ensemble cast includes Nav Sidhu, Ben Righton, Owain Arthur, Oliver Mott, Daniel Fraser, Alex McNally and Nicholas Beveney. Petch and Tom Stuart produce.

Epic also handles international sales rights.

CEO of Epic Pictures Patrick Ewald said: “When we saw The Patrol for the first time, we were deeply moved by its powerful themes and amazing performances. We knew immediately that it was a film that American audiences would want to watch and Epic Pictures is very proud to be a part of such an important picture.”