Parkland Pictures has licensed rights in Cannes to WWII action film Allies, starring Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey), Chris Reilly (Games of Thrones), Edmund Kingsley (Hugo) and Matt Willis (McBusted), closing deals with Entertainment One (eOne) for UK & North America and Zylo for France.
Set in 1944, Allies follows British commandos led by a US captain, being dropped behind German lines on a mission that could shorten the war. Inspired by true events.
Jeremy Sheldon (Montana; Best Laid Plans) wrote the script, Dominic Burns (UFO; Airborne) directed the film and Summerwood Media’s Andy Thompson produced. The project is currently in post-production and will be ready this summer.
Dominic Burns commented: " I couldn't be happier to be working with the distributor of some of my favorite films; eOne is an incredibly exciting company, I'm immensely proud of Allies and I couldn't imagine a safer pair of hands to place it in."
Joel Kennedy and Dan Fisher negotiated the deal for eOne with John Cairns and Pierre-Louis Manes-Murphy for Parkland Pictures, and Andy Thompson for Summerwood Media.