Lionsgate UK has picked up UK rights to Philip Ridley's psychological thriller Heartless from Omega Entertainment.

Jim Sturgess stars as a troubled young man struggling to cope with the mindless violence taking place on the city streets around him.

The film, currently in the final stages of post-production, will have its premiere at Cannes. Produced by Richard Raymond and Pippa Cross, it also stars Clemence Poesy, Noel Clarke and Timothy Spall.