Deadline is reporting that Signature Entertainment have acquired the UK and Ireland rights from AGC International for the John Cena action-comedy package Freelance.
The film is set to tell a story of a former Army Ranger turned family man whose life is far less exciting than it once was. This all changes when a former military buddy approaches him with a job he happily accepts to work security for award-winning and fearless Claire Wellington as she scores an interview with a notorious and eccentric South American dictator. But when they are caught in a coup, trying to escape the country alive, he finds himself on a more adventurous trip than he planned for.
The deal was overseen by AGC President of Worldwide Sales & Distribution Crystal Bourbeau, making her market debut with AGC after joining from Solstice. Bourbeau released a statement saying:
Freelance was a major success at AFM and we’re delighted to be able to bring another major commercial film to our numerous independent distribution partners around the world.
The film is being co-financed by Endurance Entertainment with AGC Studios. Endurance Media’s Steve Richards and Sentient Entertainment’s Christopher Tuffin and Renee Tab will serve as producers on the project. Pierre Morel is set to direct the film.