EXCLUSIVE: Salt inks multi-territory deal with eOne for action-thriller starring Lars Mikkelsen and Michelle Fairley.


UK producer Moli Films’ action-thriller Montana has sold to 14 territories for The Salt Company, including a multi-territory deal with distributor Entertainment One.

eOne has picked up rights in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Iceland, Scandinavia, Switzerland and South Africa.

The deals were negotiated by James Norrie of Salt and Joel Kennedy and Jo Sweby of eOne, which will distribute directly in the UK and sub-distribute in the other territories.

Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Adam Deacon (Anuvahood), Ashley Walters (Bullet Boy) and newcomer Mckell David star in director Mo Ali’s crime-thriller about a steely eastern European hitman who arrives in London to avenge the death of his family but is held up after stumbling on a 14 year-old runaway.

The film has also sold to Australia and New Zealand (Eagle Entertainment), Greece (Odeon), Malaysia (Roarlion), the Middle East (Front Row) and Portugal (Zon Lusomundo).

Producers are Mark Foligno, Gareth Maxwell Roberts and Iain Richardson of Moli Films. Writer is Jeremy Sheldon.

Montana is the third film from Moli Films since the London-based outfit launched in 2010. Previous credits are The Rise (formerly known as Wasteland) and Best Laid Plans.

The Killing and Borgen star Mikkelsen will also star in a 2014 episode of BBC drama Sherlock.

Ali previously directed action-sci-fi Shank.