Variety is reporting that Icon Film Distribution has acquired the rights to A Most Violent Year for U.K. distribution.
The thriller from writer/director J.C. Chandor (“All Is Lost,” “Margin Call”) stars Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), who is set to star in “Star Wars Episode VII,” and Jessica Chastain (“Miss Julie,” “Zero Dark Thirty”), who is soon to star in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar.”
Currently in post-production, the film is produced by Before The Doors’ Neal Dodson and Washington Square Films’ Anna Gerb, along with Chandor. It is co-financed by Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, and is being sold internationally by Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment.
Set in New York City during the winter of 1981, the most violent year in the city’s history, the film follows the lives of an immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on the opportunities before them as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.