Brie Larson, Armie Hammer's 'Free Fire' Nabbed by A24

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The Ben Wheatley-directed thriller was executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

A24 has acquired the U.S. rights to Free Fire, the thriller starring Brie Larson and Armie Hammer.

High-Rise helmer Ben Wheatley directed the film, which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese. The thriller centers on an arms deal between two Irish gangs that goes very wrong.

Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy and Jack Reynor also stars in the film that was co-written by Wheatley and Amy Jump.

Andrew Starke produced the project, while Sikelia's Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Reno Antoniades, David Kosse, Sam Lavender, Ben Roberts and Lizzie Francke executive produced the film alongside Scorsese.

"We're thrilled to be working on Free Fire — Ben Wheatley is one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers out there, and we have no doubt he will brilliantly orchestrate this story's electrifying mayhem," said A24. "This promises to be both one of the most accomplished and one of the most fun movies of the next year, and we're excited to bring it to a wide audience."

WME Global negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. Protagonist Pictures is handling International Sales.