Verve picks up UK rights to Scott Graham’s Shell follow-up.

Verve Pictures has acquired UK rights to Scott Graham’s Shell follow-up Iona, which will get its world premiere as the closing night film of the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Iona follows a young woman and her teenage son who flee Glasgow seeking refuge from a violent crime.

Ruth Negga, Douglas Henshall, Michelle Duncan, Tom Brooke, Ben Gallagher and Sorcha Groundsell star in the film which is a BFI and Creative Scotland presentation.

The Bard Entertainments production was made in association with Boudica Silver and co-produced with Hanfgarn & Ufer and ZDF in co-operation with Arte.

Colin Burch, managing director of Verve Pictures commented: “We are delighted to be releasing ‘Iona’ and to be working again with Scott Graham and Margaret Matheson. Iona is a wonderful film that fulfills the great promise shown in Shell”.