Sundance hit doc is about bare-knuckle fighting in Irish Traveller community.

Revolver Entertainment has taken on UK rights to Ian Palmer’s Sundance hit Knuckle.

The documentary is about bare-knuckle fighting in the Irish Traveller community.

Palmer produced with RISE Films’ Teddy Leifer.

Revolver’s CEO Justin Marciano said: “Knuckle is an extraordinary body blow of a movie that literally knocked us flat.  We know this will have healthy opportunities to become one of the must-see films at British cinemas this year.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with Revolver,” added Leifer.  “They’re a savvy bunch and I’m sure they’ll do a great job releasing Knuckle.”

The deal was negotiated by Leifer and Revolver’s Joel Kennedy. 

As previously reported, remake rights have gone to HBO in a deal with CAA. ContentFilm has rest-of-world sales.