StudioCanal Takes Irish Action-Thriller 'Pilgrimage' for U.K. (Exclusive)

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'Pilgrimage'

The film starring Jon Bernthal, Richard Armitage and Tom Holland also has sold to major territories worldwide.

Irish action-thriller Pilgrimage, starring Jon Bernthal, Richard Armitage and Tom Holland, has sold to StudioCanal in the United Kingdom and to other major territories.

The film, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, was sold to Eagle Pictures for Italy, Transmission for Australia/NZ, A Contracorriente for Spain, Falcon in the Middle East, AT Entertainment for Japan, With Lion for South Korea, Fox for first-run Asian Pay TV and Fabula Films in Turkey.

Pilgrimage, directed by Brendan Muldowney from a script by Jamie Hannigan, was produced by Conor Barry and John Keville of Dublin-based production outfit Savage Productions and Benoit Roland of Wrong Men. XYZ Films executive produced the film, with RLJ Entertainment taking domestic rights for a planned release later this year.

The film is set in 13th century Ireland and follows a small group of monks as they undertake a treacherous pilgrimage to escort their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome. But, as the true material, political and religious significance of the relic is revealed, the group’s journey becomes increasingly dangerous.   

The film was shot on location over seven weeks on the West Coast of Ireland and the Ardennes Region of Belgium, and was developed with the assistance of the Bord Scannan na hEireann/Irish Film Board and Creative Europe and will be financed by Bord Scannan na hEireann/Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Wallonia le Centre du Cinema et de l’Audiovisuel de la Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles.

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