EXCLUSIVE: UK financier inks development deal with Sexy Beast and Under the Skin director.

Film4 has signed a development deal with Under the Skin and Sexy Beast director Jonathan Glazer.

Glazer is currently working on a number of development ideas with Film4 alongside his Under the Skin producer Jim Wilson.   

The UK financier worked with Glazer on the BAFTA-nominated Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson, and on Glazer’s acclaimed debut Sexy Beast.

David Kosse, director of Film4, said: “Jonathan is one of the most visionary directors in the world, let alone the UK. He epitomises Film4’s ethos of ground-breaking, distinctive, authored film, and I’m looking forward to continuing what has already been a close and collaborative relationship between him and Film4.”

The development deal is the first to be announced since former Universal exec Kosse joined the outfit last year.

Film4’s upcoming slate includes Anton Corbijn’s Life, Sarah Gavron’s Sufragette, Todd Haynes’ Carol, Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, John Maclean’s Slow West and Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years.​