Signature Entertainment has acquired UK & Ireland and Australia & New Zealand rights to Daniel Brühl (Rush) and Riccardo Scamarcio (John Wick: Chapter 2) rally racing film Race For Glory: Audi vs. Lancia from HanWay Films.
The film follows the true story of the fierce rivalry between Roland Gumpert and Cesare Fiorio, the two respective heads of Audi and Lancia’s motor racing teams, during the 1983 Rally World Championships.
Pic is produced by Scamarcio and Oscar winner Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor) and is directed by Stefano Mordini (The Invisible Witness) from a script written by Mordini, Scamarcio and Filippo Bologna (Perfect Strangers).
Also starring are Volker Bruch (The Reader), Haley Bennett (Cyrano) and Katie Clarkson-Hill (Hanna).
The deal was negotiated between Signature Entertainment’s Director of Acquisitions and TV Elizabeth Williams and HanWay Films’ Head of Sales Nicole Mackey.
Signature will release the film in the UK next month from February 5.
Williams said: “We have been big fans of Race for Glory: Audi vs. Lancia since its announcement. Audiences love true stories of great sporting rivalries, especially David vs. Goliath ones like this, and are in excellent hands with these expert filmmakers. We are thrilled to be working with the Hanway team again and to be bringing this exciting film to audiences across both the UK & Ireland and Australia & New Zealand later this year.”
Mackey added: “We all love to see an underdog achieving the impossible dream in a movie full of literal twists and turns. We are happy to once again be working with Signature – a team of true professionals.”