Cannes: Umedia Takes on 'Clearance' With Richard Armitage, Naomie Harris

Richard Armitage

The action drama is the English-language debut of 'Frozen Land' director Aku Louhimies.

Belgium group Umedia has taken on world sales rights outside of South Africa and Scandinavia to Clearance, a new action drama starring British actors Richard Armitage (The Hobbit Trilogy) and Naomie Harris (Skyfall). The film will mark the English-language debut of Finnish director Aku Louhimies (Frozen Land).

Clearance tells the story of a hardened mine clearance expert Ray (Armitage) and his pregnant partner (Harris), who are kidnapped in South Sudan by a notorious warlord. To secure their freedom, Ray is forced to cross a vast minefield to retrieve a mysterious case for the warlord. The film is set to begin shooting in South Africa in November. 

Richard Armitage is represented by Esther Chang at WME and Evelyn O'Neill at Management 360. Naomie Harris is represented by Jeremy Barber at UTA.