By Patrick Hipes
Sierra/Affinity is set to rep international sales rights to Donnybrook, the actioner from writer-director Tim Sutton based on Frank Bill’s 2013 novel. Frank Grillo, Margaret Qualley, James Badge Dale and Jamie Bell star, and shooting is underway in Cincinnati. The pic is from Rumble Films and Paris-based Backup Media, which is fully financing. UTA Independent Film Group is repping U.S. rights.
The plot centers on a man hard up for cash and determined to support his family who competes in the Donnybrook, a legendary bare-knuckle brawl where a $100,000 prize goes to the last man standing.
David Lancaster (Whiplash) is producing with Rumble Films’ Stephanie Wilcox and Backup Media; the two companies previously teamed on Fabrice du Welz’s Message From the King and Small Crimes.