UK sales company Independent has come on board for Noel Clarke's Adulthood, which has now started shooting in London.
Noel Clarke, writer and actor of Kidulthood, will make his directorial debut with that controversial hit's follow-up.
In Adulthood, Clarke reprises his role as Sam from the first film, picking up as the character finishes a six-year prison stint and has to confront the people he hurt in the past and deal with a new group of bad boys.
Damian Jones and George Isaac will produce for DJ Films and Cipher Films in association with the UK Film Council, Pathe, financiers Limelight, and TMC. The film received $1m (£520,000) backing from the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund. Pathe will handle the UK release.
Adam Deacon, Femi Oyeniran, Red Madrell, Cornell John and Madelaine Fairley revisit their roles from Kidulthood, along with newcomers Scarlett Alice Johnson, Jacob Anderson, Shanika Warren Markland, Nathan Constance, Don Klass and Arnold Oceng. Rappers Ben 'Plan B' Drew and Shystie also appear.
Independent has also taken on Richard Jobson's New Town Killers , a social thriller about wealthy bankers who play a game of hunt with 12 marginal adolescents. Luc Roeg of Independent's sister production arm is producing.
Dougray Scott and Alastair Mackenzie are in negotiations to play the bankers. Shooting will start early in 2008.
Independent's slate also includes David Mackenzie's Hallam Foe, In The Hands Of The Gods and The Mark Of Cain.