Aaron Eckhart Terrence Howard

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Aaron Eckhart Terrence Howard

Angel Oak Films has finalised a raft of sales including North America, Latin America and Spain on upcoming Aaron Eckhart and Terrence Howard dramatic thriller Afterward.

The new Los Angeles and Brussels-based production outfit headed by Pascal Borno and Alain Gillissen has licensed North and Latin American rights to Grindstone Entertainment Group.

Deals have closed in Spain (YouPlanet), Middle East (Eagle Films), Italy (Adler Entertainment), and Portugal (Lusomundo). Al Munteanu’s SquareOne acquired German rights in an anchor deal early in the process.

The producers have earmarked a September start of principal photography in Humboldt County, northern California.

Dito Montiel (Empire State) will direct Afterward inspired by the true story of a man (Eckhart) struggling with the death of his daughter who fights corrupt small-town politics in a quest for justice.

Thomas D. Adelman, Elizabeth Gast Napolitano, Frederic Demey and Carl Colpaert are producing, and with Borno, Gillissen and B.I. Rosen serve as co-producers. Barry Brooker, Stan Wertlieb and Joey Tufaro are executive producers.