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Signature inks Daniel Radcliffe thriller, Pele biopic

14 September, 2015 | By Andreas Wiseman | Screen Daily

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor picks up quartet including Imperium and football biopic Pele.

UK distributor Signature Entertainment has finalised deals for a quartet of features including Daniel Radcliffe thriller Imperium and football biopic Pele.

In soon-to-shoot thriller Imperium, pre-bought from producer Jeff Elliot, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe plays an undercover FBI agent who infiltrates a white supremacist group conspiring to make a dirty bomb.

Sports biopic Pele, produced by Brian Grazer and bought from Bloom Media, charts the rags to riches journey that led Brazilian footballer Pele to win the 1958 World Cup and become the world’s most famous footballer.

Thriller Mojave, from Atlas Independent, stars Oscar Isaac, Mark Wahlberg and Garrett Hedlund in the story of two men who must face off deep in the Mojave desert. It is directed by William Monahan, writer of The Departed.

Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody star in historical action-epic Dragon Blade – bought from Golden Network – about a legion of Roman soldiers who fight for survival and to protect China against their villainous leader.

Elizabeth Williams, head of acquisitions at Signature Entertainment, said: “Our latest acquisitions not only complement our bold and exciting schedule, they also match our bullish approach.

“Our continued success in finding and releasing bigger and better titles is testament to us wanting to match the ambitions of our partners.”