Altitude Films has secured worldwide sales rights to 10×10 starring Welsh actor Luke Evans, currently on screen with Emily Blunt in the global hit The Girl on a Train and soon to be seen in Bill Condon’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson, from the creative team behind UK box office hit Brotherhood.
10×10 is a contained cat and mouse thriller set in America. Lewis is a seemingly ordinary guy but under the surface he hides a singular obsession – revenge – and the focus of his obsession is Cathy. In broad daylight, Lewis kidnaps Cathy and takes her to his home in the middle of nowhere. But this is no impulse crime and it’s clear he’s planned this meticulously. He’s built a soundproofed cell measuring 10 feet by 10 feet where he will extract a dark secret from Cathy’s past. But there is more to Cathy than meets the eye. As Lewis’ motive for kidnapping reveals itself, it’s clear that Cathy will not become a victim and is a formidable match for her kidnapper.
The screenplay is written by Noel Clarke whose latest film as writer/director/producer/actor, Brotherhood, premiered at Toronto and whose previous writing credits include Storage 24, The Knot, Fast Girls. 10×10 will be directed by Suzi Ewing, a Goldsmith’s photography postgraduate, who has directed music promos for artists including Badly Drawn Boy and Nightmares on Wax. Her several short films have seen international film festival success. She currently has a number of feature film projects in development.
The producers of 10×10 are Noel Clarke and Jason Maza, partners in Unstoppable Entertainment, one of the UK’s most dynamic production companies, who together recently produced UK box-office smash Brotherhood which Clarke also directed, as well as The Knot and The Hooligan Factory; Maggie Monteith, a producer on Brotherhood, Kaleidoscope and 3 Way Junction and also executive producer of the award-winning Searching for Sugar Man, The Green Prince and Lovers and the Despot; and Gina Powell, assistant producer on Legacy, We are Monster and Brotherhood.
Producer Jason Maza says, “We are delighted to be working with the Altitude Film Sales team in bringing this movie to the international market. We’ve assembled an exciting array of talent in front and behind the camera and cannot wait to begin shooting.”
Mike Runagall, Managing Director of Altitude Film Entertainment says, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Noel, Jason, Maggie and Suzi on this smart and gripping thriller that constantly surprises and will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.”