The last film from the director of Deliverance has found a domestic partner. BBC Worldwide North America said today that it has acquired rights to John Boorman’s Queen And Country. Not to be confused with the Ellen Page spy starrer Queen & Country from Chernin Entertainment, Boorman’s pic is a portrait of post-WWII England, a time of National Service and continued rationing. David Thewlis, X-Men First Class’ Caleb Landry Jones and Ripper actor Callum Turner star. In many ways it is a follow-up to Boorman’s acclaimed 1987 film Hope And Glory, based on his childhood during the London Blitz.
BBC Worldwide NA will release the film in the U.S. and Canada next year. The still-living filmmaker has said Queen And Country would be the last movie he would direct. It debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May and BBC picked up the pic after its North American premiere October 7 at the New York Film Festival.
The deal was negotiated between BBC Worldwide North America and Le Pacte, the distributor on behalf of Merlin Films.