Revolver Entertainment have acquired the UK distribution rights to Australian crime-drama Snowtown.

Directed by Justin Kurzel (Blue Tongue), Snowtown stars Daniel Henshall, Lucas Pittaway, Craig Coyne, Richard Green, Louise Harris, Anthony Groves, Brendan Rock, Bob Adriaens and Keiran Schwerdt.

When sixteen-year-old Jamie (Pittaway) is introduced to a charismatic man, a friendship begins. As the relationship grows so do Jamie’s suspicions, until he finds his world threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his newfound father-figure John Bunting (Henshall), Australia’s most notorious serial killer.

Snowtown premiered at the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival earlier this month to rave reviews, even earning a Special Mention from the jury president at the announcement of the Grand Prix winner for the Critics’ Week section.

Revolver Entertainment will release Snowtown later this year.

Source: Variety