Ted K

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‘Ted K’

HanWay Films has closed a raft of deals on Tony Stone’s Unabomber drama Ted K, ahead of the Cannes Pre-Screenings.

The US feature, which premiered in Berlin’s Panorama strand in March, has been picked up for distribution in the UK and Ireland (Altitude), Italy (Movies Inspired), Scandinavia (NonStop), Portugal (Films4You), Greece (Odeon), CIS & Baltics (Paradise), Middle East (Front Row), ships and airlines (Horizon), Singapore (Shaw) and Latin America (CDC).

Cinetic Media previously negotiated a North America deal with Super Ltd, Neon’s boutique distribution label.

The third feature of US writer/director Stone is based on the diaries and writings of Ted Kaczynski, and tracks the life of the so-called Unabomber, played by Sharlto Copley, while he was in hiding in Montana. The script was written by Gaddy Davis, John Rosenthal and Stone.

Many of the supporting cast are non-professional locals, some of whom knew Kaczynski, and the production built a recreation of his cabin on its original site, shooting for 60 days over four seasons in Montana from 2018-19.

Ted K is a Heathen Films presentation in association with Verisimilitude, Hideout Pictures and In Your Face Entertainment. Producers are Matt Flanders and Stone in association with Copley. Executive producers are Cameron Brodie, Tyler Brodie, Melissa Auf der Maur, Shannon Houchins, Potsy Ponciroli and Trevor O’Neil. Co-producers are Jake Perlin, Niles Roth and Colin Scott.

HanWay Films is handling international rights and will be selling the project at the online Cannes Pre-Screenings next week.