Further details have emerged on IM Global’s new sales title Blood starring Paul Bettany, Brian Cox and Stephen Graham.

IM Global is co-financing the UK thriller with BBC Films while Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris’ Neal Street Productions is producing alongside Nicola Shindler’s Red Productions.

Nick Murphy will direct the story from a script by Bill Gallagher based on his TV series Conviction, about brother detectives who investigate the murder of a young girl.

“The combination of Neal Street’s producing calibre, a highly talented young director and this cast made this an irresistible package for us to jump onboard,” IM Global CEO Stuart Ford said.

“We’re delighted to be working with Stuart and the IM Global team,” Harris added. “We share the same vision and ambition for this film, and can’t think of a better international partner.”

IM Global’s slate includes gangster tale Dead Man Down from director Niels Arden Oplev to star Noomi Rapace and Colin Farrell and the Jason Statham thriller Hummingbird.