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HanWay Films has closed international sales on Phillip Noyce’s true-crime love story Peggy Jo

HanWay Films has closed international sales including a multi-territory deal with Universal Pictures Content Group, for award-winning director Phillip Noyce’s incredible true-crime love story Peggy Jo. The Universal Pictures Content Group deal includes; Benelux, German speaking Europe, Italy, Portugal, Scandinavia, Turkey, UK, Bulgaria, former Yugoslavia, Czech & Slovak Republics, Hungary, Poland, Romania, CIS, Baltics, Israel, West Indies, South Africa, Hong Kong, Indian subcontinent, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South East Asia Pay TV, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Latin America. HanWay Films has also closed deals with DeAPlaneta (Spain), Tohokushinsha (Japan), Noori Pictures (South Korea), Shaw (Singapore), Odeon (Greece) and Front Row (Middle East).

Peggy Jo Tallas, a real life Texan "Bonnie" - but without a "Clyde", will be played by Lily James. The film is loosely based on the true-story account of the life of Peggy Jo who takes to robbing banks while posing as a man. Adapted for the screen by Appaloosa writer Robert Knott the film will be shot in the United States.

 

Peggy Jo is produced by Simon Brooks through his LA based production entity Canyon Creek Films; Brooks previously produced Love, Rosie and executive produced White Noise. HanWay Films represents the International Sales rights and UTA Independent Film Group is handling the US sale.

 

Peggy Jo (James) is a unique beautiful person, prone to be romantically lost in books and films; however she is not the sort of person who lets life and people get the better of her. When her latest beau turns out to be married to his bank co-worker, she takes matters into her own hands, robbing his very bank disguised as a man with a big beard and a back-to-front cowboy hat. But it's just too easy!

 

Inspired by her love of stories such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and eager to support her struggling family financially, Peggy Jo starts holding up a string of banks as her now famous alter-ego "Cowboy Bob". She becomes more and more daring, hotly pursued by astute FBI agent Bishop. But along the way she loses her heart to damaged soul Charlie. Like Peggy, Charlie also seeks escape and solace in the fantasy world of books and poetry. As Bishop draws nearer and her love-story with Charlie is threatened, Peggy chooses, like her heroes, not to give up, but to go down in a blaze of glory. 

 

According to the FBI, the beautiful and rambunctious Peggy Jo Tallas was one of the most unusual bank robbers of her generation, always alone, without a partner to drive her getaway car and determined not to carry a weapon into any bank she robbed. Peggy Jo will be a suspenseful take on her thrilling life and a celebration to the films from the 80’s filled with references to George Roy Hill’s Academy Award winner Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

 

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ABOUT HANWAY FILMS

HanWay Films is a UK based international sales company specialising in quality, high-profile and commercially driven films from visionary and unique filmmakers around the world. Established in 1998 by producer Jeremy Thomas, HanWay offers full service solutions; arranging financing, sales, marketing and distribution. HanWay Films has long-term global producing partnerships and represents films from Recorded Picture Company along with projects from third party producers as well as the rights to an extensive film catalogue of over five hundred feature films.

HanWay’s slate includes Matteo Garrone’s PINOCCHIO starring Roberto Benigni; Amma Asante’s Cold War thriller THE BILLION DOLLAR SPY starring Mads Mikkelsen and Armie Hammer; Sia’s MUSIC starring Kate Hudson; Bryan Fogel’s highly anticipated film THE DISSIDENT; Ruth Paxton’s directorial debut A BANQUET; Phillip Noyce’s PEGGY JO starring Lily James; Kim Mordaunt’s WILDLANDS starring Matthias Schoenaerts; Jasmine McGlade’s FENCER starring Zoe Saldana; Julien Temple’s CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN; Viggo Mortensen’s directorial debut and film festival favourite FALLING; Paul Schrader’s THE CARD COUNTER starring Oscar Isaac; John Patrick Shanley’s WILD MOUNTAIN THYME and Simon Barrett’s SEANCE starring Suki Waterhouse. The company also represents THE SONG OF NAMES directed by Francois Girard and starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen; Robin Wright’s feature directorial debut LAND; Richard Press ’FARNSWORTH HOUSE; James D’Arcy’s heart-warming comedy MADE IN ITALY starring Liam Neeson and Micheál Richardson and Andrew Levitas ’redemptive thriller MINAMATA starring Johnny Depp. For more information, please visit www.hanwayfilms.com

 

ABOUT UNIVERSAL PICTURES CONTENT GROUP

Headquartered in London, Universal Pictures Content Group is a repertoire centre acquiring and producing multi-genre entertainment for distribution across theatrical, home entertainment, television and digital platforms on a worldwide basis.  Universal Pictures Content Group a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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