Pathe Distribution has taken UK and Irish rights for Dead Man Running from Park Entertainment.

Dead Man Running is produced by Nicholas 'Pikki' Fearon, Alan Latham and Tom Matinson. Alex de Rakoff wrote and directed the film which shot in London in November and December 2008.

The story follows notorious New York gangster and loan shark, Mr. Thigo as he arrives in London to make an example out of one of his late payers. With the recession hitting the criminal world, reformed ex-con Nick is given 24 hours to pay his debts.

The cast includes Tamer Hassan, Danny Dyer and Brenda Blethyn.