Brandon Cronenberg’s sci-fi thriller Possessor starring Andrea Riseborough has drawn more buyers for Arclight Films, which wrapped principal photography in Toronto last weekend.
Rights have gone to Scandinavia (Sandrew Metronome), CIS (Top Film Distribution), Middle East (Italia), Latin America (Turner Broadcasting), and Greece and Cyprus (Spentzos).
Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, and Tuppence Middleton star with Sean Bean and Jennifer Jason Leigh. As Previously announced, Well Go USA will distribute in the US, and Elevation Pictures will release in Canada.
Cronenberg wrote the screenplay for Possessor, in which Riseborough plays an agent for a secret organisation who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.
When something goes wrong on a routine job, she finds herself trapped in the mind of an unwitting suspect (Christopher Abbott) whose appetite for violence rivals her own.
Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton also star, with Sean Bean and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
“The response from our international partners speaks volumes about the quality of Cronenberg’s Possessor,” said Arclight Films chief Gary Hamilton, who serves as executive producer. “There is an undeniable appetite for high-concept genre films like this and we have no doubt that sci-fi fans around the world will not be disappointed.”
Producers are Fraser Ash, Niv Fichman, and Kevin Krikst of Rhombus Media and Andy Starke of Rook Films. Ryan Hamilton also serves as executive producer, alongside Steven Squillante and David U. Lee of Leeding Media, Noah Segal and Adrian Love of Elevation Pictures, and Tony Roman
Possessor is an official Canada-UK co-production, presented by Ingenious Media, and produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada and Ontario Creates.