Screen Daily is reporting that Element Pictures Distribution has acquired the Irish and UK distribution rights to Mark O’Rowe’s directorial debut The Delinquent Season, with Protagonist Pictures signing a deal for the worldwide sales of the film.
Set in Dublin, The Delinquent Season tells a story of marital disharmony as Jim and Danielle witness their good friends Yvonne and Chris’ relationship growing factions and soon both couples are soon forced to re-evaluate their lives and their respective marriages and friendships. The Delinquent Season is an examination of love, lust and family relationships and asks the question how well do any of us really know each other?
The film stars Andrew Scott (Handsome Devil, Sherlock), Cillian Murphy (Anthropoid, Peaky Blinders), Catherine Walker (Patrick’s Day, Critical) and Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn, Strike Back: Project Dawn). Murphy and Rowe have collaborated on a number of projects in the past, including the Rowe-scripted Intermission and Perrier’s Bounty.
The Delinquent Season is produced by Alan Moloney (Siege of Jadotville, Intermission) and Ruth Coady (Siege of Jadotville, Albert Nobbs) for Parallel Films, with Dixie Linder (London Road, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) and Nick Marston (Boy A, Broken) of Cuba Pictures executive producers. The film is funded by the Irish Film Board, BFI, RTÉ and Ingenious Media.
No release date has been set as of yet as the film is still in post-production, having shot in Dublin late last year.