EXCLUSIVE:  A24 has acquired U.S. rights to director Adam Smith’s anticipated feature debut Trespass Against Us, starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days Of Future Past) and Brendan Gleeson (Calvary).

The heist pic charts the fortunes of the outlaw Cutler family led by father and son duo Gleeson and Fessbender. When the law catches up with Fassbender’s character, he is torn between adhering to his rowdy father’s ways or doing what he believes is best for his children.

Smith made a name for himself directing music videos, including The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think, as well as episodes of TV series’ Little Dorrit, Doctor Who and Skins.

The rest of the cast includes Lyndsey Marshall (The Hours), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) and Killian Scott (Love Hate).

The film is written by Alistair Siddons, who produces alongside Gail Egan (The Constant Gardener) and Andrea Calderwood (The Last King Of Scotland) of Potboiler Productions.

Film4 developed and co-financed the film, alongside the BFI, Animal Kingdom and LipSync.

Protagonist Pictures is handling sales. Protagonist’s head of sales Vanessa Saal negotiated the deal with A24.