The Gateway: Signature Entertainment Acquires UK Rights For Thriller

Deadline is exclusively reporting that Signature Entertainment have acquired the UK, Australia, and New Zealand distribution rights for the crime thriller The Gateway.

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The film focuses on Parker Jode, a passionate, no-nonsense, downtrodden social worker in the grips of alcoholism, whose assigned to take care of the daughter of single mother, Dahlia. When husband Mike is released early from prison and sweeps his family back into a world crime after a failed drug bust, Parker intervenes blurring the lines between professional obligations and personal desires. Outmatched and outgunned, Parker must turn to the father who abandoned him as a child to seek redemption and to help protect the only family he’s ever known.

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Meanwhile, Grindstone Entertainment Group have acquired the North American rights, and Splendid have acquired the Germany distribution rights, as the film has pre-sold to fifteen other territories including those two. The film is currently being screened for the first time this week at the Cannes virtual market.

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Gregory Chambet of WTFilms, who are handling international sales at the Cannes virtual market, released a statement saying:

Boasting a really strong ensemble cast, The Gateway is a gritty, tense and moving story where all actors shine. It’s a perfect mix of action and drama that will entertain audiences everywhere.

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Ryan Black, Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Grindstone, also released a statement saying:

The phenomenal performances that Michele was able to get from this incredible acting ensemble heightens the action and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout, as you genuinely care about the protagonists and desperately want to see them get out of the no win situation they find themselves in. We are thrilled to bring The Gateway to American audiences.

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The film is written by Alix Felix, Michele Civetta and Andrew Levitas, which Civetta also directed, and stars Olivia MunnShea WhighamBruce DernZach Avery, Frank Grillo, Taryn Manning, Keith David and Mark Boone Junior.