The UK’s largest independent film distributor, Signature Entertainment, today announced they have acquired the UK & Irish rights to the star-studded action-thriller, Honest Thief.

The deal was negotiated by Lisa Wilson, Partner and Co-Founder of The Solution Entertainment Group and Signature’s CEO Marc Goldberg.

Directed by Mark Williams, Co-Creator and Producer of the Netflix series Ozark and Producer of Warner Bros hit film, The Accountant, Liam Neeson stars as Tom, a bank robber who tries to turn himself in after falling for Annie, played by Kate Walsh, who works at the storage facility where he’s stashed his money. Complications ensue when his case is turned over to Agent Nivens, a corrupt FBI agent, played by Jai Courtney and he must go underground to save both himself and Annie.

Jai Courtney, Jeffrey Donovan, Anthony Ramos and Robert Patrick also star alongside Neeson, who has found success in recent years in the fan-favourite action trilogy Taken and more recently Steve McQueen’s Widows.

Combining edge-of-your-seat thrills, high-stakes action and suspense Honest Thief will be released in UK cinemas in late 2020.

Commenting further on its most recent acquisition, Signature’s Director of Acquisitions and Development Elizabeth Williams said: “We are delighted to have acquired Honest Thief with Liam Neeson, one of the biggest stars in the world. UK & Irish audiences will love its breath-taking action and plot twists, with Liam in his element as a highly skilled ex-criminal just trying to do the right thing. The film will be a tentpole release for Signature in 2020 and its addition to the slate demonstrates the company’s ongoing dedication to releasing the most exciting independent action films in the market”.