Signature Entertainment has acquired UK-Ireland rights to George Gallo’s thriller Vanquish, starring Morgan Freeman, from Los Angeles-based Blue Box.

The film stars Freeman as a retired police commissioner who blackmails his caretaker into helping double-cross a team of dirty detectives by kidnapping her daughter.

The cast also includes Ruby Rose, Ekaterina Baker and Nick Vallelonga. The latter is the co-writer on 2019 Oscar best picture winner Green Book.

Vanquish shot in Mississippi, US in autumn 2020. Director Gallo’s previous credits include writing 1988 Robert De Niro crime comedy Midnight Run, and writing the story for the first Bad Boys film.