Toronto: A24, DirecTV Nab Australian Crime Thriller '1%' (Exclusive)

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Stephen McCallum made his feature directorial debut with the film exploring the dangerous world of outlaw motorcycle gangs.

A24 and DirecTV have acquired North American rights to the Australian crime thriller 1%, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. A 2018 release is planned in theaters and on DirecTV.

Stephen McCallum made his feature directorial debut with the film, featuring a script by Matt Nable. It is set in the dangerous world of outlaw motorcycle gangs and centers on two men who grapple with fraternity, loyalty and betrayal to control the crime-ridden scene. Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee, Simone Kessell, Josh McConville, Aaron Pederson and Nable are among the cast.

See Pictures' Jamie Hilton and Michael Pontin produced 1%, with Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu, Stephen Boyle, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross serving as executive producers. The film made its world premiere Friday in the Discovery section at the Toronto International Film Festival.

UTA Independent Film Group negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. Celluloid Dreams is handling international sales.

1% is the second acquisition by busy distributor A24 after Hot Summer Nights at the start of the festival, where the company's films Lady Bird, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Florida Project, Lean on Pete and The Disaster Artist are screening.

Sept. 11, 5 p.m. An earlier version incorrectly called the film A24's first acquisition of the fest. THR regrets the error.