The Los Angeles-based company has taken on all rights excluding Benelux to Jim Taihuttu’s Dutch crime thriller and will start talks with buyers in Toronto.

Wolf will premiere in New Directors at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and stars Marwan Kenzari, Nasrdin Dchar, Raymond Thiry and Slimane Dazi.

The story follows an ex-con who enters the world of mixed martial arts.

Julius Ponten of Habbekrats produced for Production Partners NTR with Nederlands Filmfonds, Mediafonds, CoBO-Fonds, Fei Productions and TopNotch. 

“We are absolutely thrilled to be representing Wolf,” said XYZ co-founder Aram Tertzakian. “It’s a visually stunning, emotionally charged, and deeply human crime thriller with powerful performances all around.

“Jim Taihuttu is an enormous talent, and we expect Wolf to be the first of many collaborations with Jim and Habbekrats.”