High Point Films has taken the world rights, outside the UK, to Jim Threapleton's debut feature Rendition, starring Andy Serkis and Omar Berdouni.

Andy Noble produced for Ultra Film.

The politically charged feature is about a British Muslim teacher who is suspected of terrorism and through the controversial practice of extraordinary rendition and taken to an undisclosed country where he is tortured. Amnesty International consulted closely through the production, which was inspired by the true story of Canadian Maher Arar.

High Point's Carey Fitzgerald said: 'Rendition is a serious film for serious people - it tells a story that needs to be told about modern day society. Jim Threapleton has done a superlative job in coaxing such natural performances whilst delivering such an emotional wallop.'