Universal Pictures Entertainment has acquired Content’s Hard Boiled Sweets for the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux and Scandinavia.

David LG Hughes directs and produces the crime thriller starring Scot Williams, Paul Freeman, Ian Hart, Elizabeth Berrington, Laura Greenwood and Philip Barantini. Margaret Matheson executive produces.

The deal was negotiated by Harry White, Head of Sales at Content, and Jasper van Hecke, International Acquisitions Manager at UPIE.

The film has its first market screening here at AFM.

The story follows an ex-con who tries to steal a huge sum of dirty cash from a mob boss, without realising that seven other criminals want the money too. The film is inspired by Hughes’ short film A Girl And A Gun.