The Hunter’s Prayer, directed by Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3) and starring Sam Worthington and Odeya Rush has been sold to 20 foreign territories, it was reported by its foreign sales rep Sierra/Affinity today at American Film Market. Those distributors nabbing rights include Asia Pay TV (STAR), Bulgaria (Tandem), Ex-Yugo (Blitz), Germany (Square One), Greece / India / Middle East / Turkey (Italia), Hong Kong / Taiwan (Sound Space), Iceland (Myndform), Israel (United Kinga), Indonesia (PT Prima), Latin America (Sun Distribution), Malaysia / Vietnam (Roarlion), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), South Korea (Focus and Company), Switzerland (Ascot Elite) and Thailand (Mongkol).
In addition, to Worthington, additional castmembers were announced today including Martin Compston (Line of Duty, The Damned United, Sweet Sixteen), Amy Landecker (Dan in Real Life), and Verónica Echegui (The Cold Light of Day). Hunter’s Prayer tells the story of Lucas (Worthington), a hired assassin set to target Ella (Rush). However, he bonds with her and can’t carry out his assignment. Lucas is then targeted, and the duo flee across Europe. Their m.o. for survival: Find out why her family was wiped out and bring those responsible to justice. Hunter’s Prayer is adapted by the novel For The Dogs by Kevin Wignall and was adapted by screenwriters Paul Leyden, Oren Moverman, John Brancato and Michael Ferris.
Hunter’s Prayer rolls this week before the cameras in Yorkshire, U.K. which will serve as a number of international locales including Switzerland, New York, Germany and Spain. Leeds will also be a key filming locale with more scenes to be lensed in Harrogate, Helmsley, Scarborough and Saltaire, as well as Hungary.
Pic is financed by the Ingenious Senior Film Fund, Ingenious Project Finance, Maple Leaf Corp, LipSync Productions, and Screen Yorkshire through its Yorkshire Content Fund.
The Hunter’s Prayer is produced by Navid McIlhargey (Rock’n’Rolla) of Vandal Entertainment and Anthony Rhulen (Rum Diary) of Film Engine (US), Chris Milburn (Getaway, An American Haunting) of Midsummer Films (UK), John and Michael Schwarz, Worthington for Full Clip (US) and Paul Leyden. Executive producers include Gavin Poolman and Duncan Reid for the Ingenious Senior Film Fund, Hugo Heppell for Screen Yorkshire, and Norman Merry and Peter Hampden for LipSync Productions.
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