Los Angeles, March 13, 2017 – Toa Fraser’s thriller 6 Days, starring Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, and Mark Strong, has been acquired by Vertical Entertainment for North American rights with a target U.S. theatrical date in Fall 2017. Additionally, Netflix has secured a deal for the international rights for the film as a Netflix Original Films in the following markets: France, Germany, Latin America, Japan, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Italy, Switzerland and some other international territories.
Additional international sales include the following markets and companies: UK (Icon), Australia/NZ (Transmission), Portugal (Film4You), Spain (A Contracorriente), Middle East (Falcon), Turkey (Calinos), Indonesia (PT Prima), S. Korea (Double & Joy), Pan Asian PTV (Fox), China (HGC).
6 Days is based on the actual events of April 1980 when six armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy at London’s Princes Gate, taking 26 people hostage. Six days of tense stand-off ensued as a group of highly trained soldiers from Britain’s Special Air Service (SAS) prepared to raid the building.
“Jamie, Abbie and Mark put forth excellent performances,” said Vertical co-President Rich Goldberg. “We cannot wait begin working with the 6 Days producing team and XYZ Films again to bring this true story to audiences later this year.”
Producer Matthew Metcalfe stated, “I am excited to be working Vertical, Netflix and all of our distribution partners to bring this incredible true story to audiences worldwide. The events surrounding the siege at No.16 Princes Gate, London in May 1980 were unprecedented for the time and Toa Fraser’s adaptation of the events reveals a tense, dramatic and confrontational story that could not be more relevant to our world today.”
The deal was negotiated by Vertical’s co-President Rich Goldberg and VP of Marketing and Acquisitions Peter Jarowey, and WME Global and Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
6 Days was directed by Toa Fraser, written by Glenn Standring, produced by Matthew Metcalfe, co-produced by Norman Merry, executive produced by Nate Bolotin, Aram Tertzakian, Peter Hampden, Gavin Poolman, Andrea Scarso, and Glenn Standring, line produced by Catherine Madigan, with cinematography by Aaron Morton, editing by John Gilbert and Dan Kircher, production design by Phil Ivey, stunt coordination by Steve McQuillan, and music composition by Lachlan Anderson and David Long. The production company was Dog With a Bone Films, in association with General Film Corporation, the New Zealand Film Commission, Lip Sync Productions, and the Ingenious Senior Film Fund.
About Vertical Entertainment
Vertical Entertainment is a global independent distributor that offers a unique combination of full-service marketing and sales services. Dedicated to providing highly-effective and collaborative solutions, Vertical leverages unparalleled relationships to maximize revenue across all streams. A collective 60 years of distribution, marketing and sales expertise from Vertical’s seasoned team gives content partners a wealth of experience minus the studio costs. Recently, Vertical won a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for Molly Shannon’s role in Other People. Vertical also had four other Indie Spirit nominations last year – three more for Other People (Best Lead Actor for Jesse Plemons, and Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay for filmmaker Chris Kelly) and one for Best International Film for Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow, which was also the official UK submission for the 2017 Oscars, in addition to winning one BAFTA Award and three British Independent Film Awards as well. Additional releases for 2017 include Michael Mailer’s Blind starring Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore, and Dylan McDermott; Nathan Morlando’s Mean Dreams, starring Sophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins, and the late Bill Paxton; and Cate Shortland’s Berlin Syndrome starring Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt. For more information, please visit www.vert-ent.com and www.facebook.com/vertent.