SPC nabs rights to Nigel Cole film
'Made in Dagenham' tells true story of 1968 car-plant strikeIn a pre-emptive bid, Sony Pictures Classics has picked up U.S. as well as a number of foreign rights to Nigel Cole's latest film, "Made in Dagenham," starring Sally Hawkins.
The movie centers on the true story of a 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in support of equal pay.
In addition to Hawkins, the cast includes Rosamund Pike, Miranda Richardson, Bob Hoskins, Andrea Riseborough and Richard Schiff.
William Ivory has written the screenplay, and Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen are producing through their Number 9 Films label.
The project was originally developed with funding from the U.K. Film Council, and the production has been backed by BBC Films, BMS Finance, Lip Sync Prods. and the U.K. Film Council.
HanWay Films is repping worldwide sales. HanWay CEO Tim Haslam, Karlsen and Woolley negotiated the sale to SPC.