Lionsgate Nabs U.S. Rights to Sandra Bullock-Starrer 'Vigilance'

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The studio will release the action thriller from 'Narcos' director Josef Wladyka through its Summit Entertainment label.

Lionsgate has picked up domestic rights to the Sandra Bullock-starring action thriller Vigilance.

The pic is inspired by the 2004 French film Le Convoyeur and explores greed, revenge and the dark heart of human nature. Directed by Josef Wladyka (Narcos) from a screenplay by Ethan Erwin, Albert Hughes and John Hodge, the movie will be produced by Silver Pictures’ Joel Silver and executive produced by Hal Sadoff.

Lionsgate inked a first-look TV deal with Silver Pictures in 2015. Vigilance follows Alex (Bullock), an American who has fallen on hard times and begins a job at a London armored car company that was the target of a deadly heist. As she works her way into the confidence of the tight-knit crew, she has her own mysterious agenda and an explosive secret from her past that propels the story in new directions. Bullock will also serve as executive producer.

Lionsgate will release the pic through its Summit Entertainment label, while IMR International is handling international sales.

"We’re excited to be working with the great Joel Silver and the incredibly talented Sandra Bullock,” Lionsgate president of acquisitions and co-productions Jason Constantine said Monday in a statement.

The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by Constantine; Eda Kowan, executive vp acquisitions and co-productions; and John Biondo, executive vp of business and legal affairs, acquisitions and co-productions.

Wladyka's directing credits also include Manos Sucias and Outcast.

Bullock, who will be seen in Gary Ross' Ocean's Eight, is repped by CAA and Ziffren Brittenham.

CAA, which also reps Wladyka, brokered the deal with Lionsgate.