Irish Western Never Grow Old, which stars John Cusack, Emile Hirsch and Deborah Francois, has scored key territory deals for London-based sales agent Metro International.
Altitude Film Distribution has picked up UK rights, Village Roadshow has taken Australia and New Zealand, and Phoenicia Pictures International has taken rights to the Middle East. Saban Films previously took North America and will release theatrically on March 15. Rezo Films has French-speaking territories.
Written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh, the film follows an undertaker who faces a moral dilemma when a ruthless gang of outlaws terrorises his sleepy frontier town: does he profit from the violence to provide for his family or defeat the outlaws before they turn on him and his loved ones?
It was produced by Ripple World Pictures in association with Screen Ireland and Creative Europe, both of which also provided production finance. Nicolas Steil of the Iris Group and Jean-Michel Rey of Rezo Productions also produced. Further support came from Quickfire Films and the Luxembourg Film Fund.
Metro is screening Never Grow Old at the European Film Market in Berlin this week. The company’s sales slate also features Richard Gray’s Robert The Bruce, starring Angus Macfadyen, and comedy drama Off The Rails.