Picturehouse pre-buys Carol Morley’s US-set crime-drama 'Out Of Blue' (exclusive)

11 September 2017

UK distributor Picturehouse has swooped on UK rights to Carol Morley’s US-set crime-drama Out Of Blue, which is due to start production this autumn in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Patricia Clarkson (Shutter Island), Mamie Gummer (The End of the Tour) and Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq) star in Morley’s follow up to The Falling.

Based on Martin Amis’s neo-noir detective novel Night Train, Clarkson will star in the lead role as homicide detective Mike Hoolihan.

Developed with the support of the BFI, with National Lottery funding, and BBC Films, the film will be produced by Luc Roeg (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Cairo Cannon (Dreams Of A Life) and is sold worldwide by UK outfit Independent.

In Out Of Blue, when Hoolihan is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, Jennifer Rockwell, she is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend.

Revolving around contemporary Atlanta, the detective’s quest for the truth destabilizes her view of the world, and herself.

Amis’s novel also explores questions around gender and trauma.

The deal was negotiated by Nada Cirjanic on behalf of Independent and Paul Ridd and Clare Binns on behalf of Picturehouse Entertainment.

Binns said: “I am absolutely delighted to be collaborating with Carol and the teams at Independent and Camp on Out Of Blue. I have always immensely admired Carol’s films, her work in documentary and narrative filmmaking is consistently distinctive and utterly unique. The script for the new film blew me away and I can’t wait to see what she does with this deliciously dark material. She has a vision and I can’t wait to see it pay off.”

Cannon and Roeg commented: “Picturehouse is the perfect home for Carol Morley’s Out Of Blue. We are very excited to be collaborating with Clare Binns and look forward to the Picturehouse team’s exquisite handling and presentation of this exciting film.”

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