The Escape, Dominic Savage’s drama starring Gemma Arterton and Dominic Cooper, has racked up the deals for sales agent Independent.

The Escape

Source: Independent

’The Escape’

The film has sold to France (KMBO), Australia (Rialto), Spain (Filmax), Italy (Fil Rouge Media), Portugal (Outsider Films), Turkey (Fabula Films), Middle East (Front Row), China (Time-In-Portrait-Entertainment), Ex Yugoslavia (Stars Media International) and Poland (NC Plus).

As previously announced, IFC has North American rights and is lining up a May release, while Vertigo Releasing has UK rights.

The Escape premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The story depicts a dissatisfied woman who leaves her family behind. Screen’s review said “Gemma Arterton shines in Dominic Savage’s portrait of a crumbling marriage”.

It was produced by Guy Heeley for Shoebox Films with Gemma Arterton, Paul Webster, Jul-ian Bird and Joseph Berry Jr serving as executive producers. Lorton Entertainment financed the project.

Independent’s head of sales Sarah Lebutsch commented: “The Escape is an important film with a terrific central performance by Gemma Arterton. We are delighted to be partnering up with outstanding distribution partners to bring the film to audiences around the globe.”