AFM: Vertical Entertainment Nabs Luke Evans Thriller '10x10' (Exclusive)

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Kelly Reilly co-stars in Suzi Ewing's kidnapping drama, which Vertical will release next year in the U.S.

Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to 10x10, a British kidnapping thriller starring Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast) and Kelly Reilly (Flight).

Reilly plays Cathy, an entrepreneur a few days away from opening her new business, who is attacked, kidnapped and locked in a 10-by-10-foot room. But the story gets further complicated when her mysterious assailant (Evans) demands just one thing from her: her name. As the mystery unfolds, it becomes clear Cathy knows more than she is letting on and may not be the true victim of the story. Noel Clarke and Olivia Chenery co-star.

10x10 is the feature debut of Brit director Suzi Ewing.

Vertical plans to release the thriller, produced by Unstopabble Entertainment and Dignity Film Finance, in early 2018 in the U.S.

The deal was negotiated by Richard Goldberg and Peter Jarowey at Vertical, with Mike Runagall at Altitude Film Sales on behalf of the filmmakers.

Altitude has already closed multiple territories for 10x10, including with VVS for Canada, Wild Bunch for Italy and France, Gaga for Japan and Ascot Elite for German-speaking Europe.