Roadside Attractions, Lionsgate Nab Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Ironbark’ Out of Sundance

North American rights to Benedict Cumberbatch’s civilian spy thriller “Ironbark” have been acquired by Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate out of the Sundance Film Festival, insiders close to the deal told Variety.Roadside, the specialty label currently behind Oscar contender “Judy,” and partial owner Lionsgate emerged out of a competitive, days-long bidding process and won the title.

UTA Independent Film Group repped filmmakers in the sale for domestic rights, with FilmNation handling international.Spokespeople for Roadside and Lionsgate had no immediate comment on the matter.

“Ironbark” previously sold out international territories out of the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.

Lionsgate grabbed U.K.

rights during those sales.The film was one of the most anticipated sales titles headed into the annual Park City event, and serves as confirmation that the sales marketing is heating up after days of premieres and overnight negotiations.

The world premiere was held on Friday night at the Eccles Theater.

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