EXCLUSIVE: ARC Entertainment and XLrator Media announced that they have acquired North American rights to the Sundance documentary Knuckle. Ian Palmer’s doc was filmed over 12 years and is about two Irish families who settle a longstanding dispute by periodically engaging in bare-knuckle bouts, focusing on two brothers, James Quinn and Michael McDonagh. The film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where its remake rights sparked interest from several parties; HBO landed the project, which is in development, with Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh adapting it into a drama series. The North American deal was negotiated by CAA on behalf of the filmmakers and by Barry Gordon for ARC and XLrator.
EXCLUSIVE: HBO is closing a remake rights deal for Knuckle, the Ian Palmer-directed documentary at Sundance about two Irish families that settle a longstanding dispute by periodically engaging in bare knuckle bouts. Rough House Pictures partners Danny McBride, Jody Hill … Read More »
Content International has picked up foreign rights to Ian Palmer’s Knuckle, about bare-knuckle fighting among Irish gypsy clans called Travellers. The film plays in Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary Competition and had its first screening on Friday. Knuckle has been the … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: While Hollywood will be in a heavy rotation of Oscar screeners, another in-demand picture for weekend viewing will be Knuckle. That is a documentary that won’t premiere until January 21 in competition at Sundance, but has created a heightened … Read More »