EXCLUSIVE: Sound Of Metal, Darius Marder’s well-received TIFF premiere, has scored a UK distribution deal with indie releasing outfit Vertigo.
The project was director Marder’s debut narrative feature. He previously helmed 2008 documentary feature Loot and co-wrote Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond The Pines.
Sound Of Metal premiered at TIFF in the Platform strand and won the Golden Eye for best international feature film at the 2019 Zurich Film Festival.
Producers on the movie are Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche from Caviar. As previously announced, Amazon Studios acquired all U.S. rights. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired rest of world, excluding France and Germany.
“We’re thrilled to be releasing this groundbreaking film. It features extraordinary performances from two of the UK’s finest actors that will resonate and connect with audiences all across the UK and Ireland,” said Preston on the deal.
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