Irish comedy The Stag sells to US

Irish comedy The Stag sells to US

19 February 2014 in Screen Daily

EXCLUSIVE: Metro International inks multiple deals for Toronto premiere, starring Sherlock’s Andrew Scott.

UK sales outfit Metro International has inked a number of deals on Irish comedy The Stag, including a US deal with Tribeca Film.

Additional sales comprise Canada (TVA), Australia/NZ (Umbrella Entertainment), German-speaking Europe (Drei Freunde) and Italy (Academy 2). Further deals are in the works.

The Toronto premiere tells the story of a groom-to-be who reluctantly agrees to a stag weekend of wild camping in the great outdoors of western Ireland.

Cast includes Andrew Scott, best known for playing villain Moriarty in BBC drama Sherlock, alongside Peter McDonald, Hugh O’Conor and Brian Gleeson.

Produced by Treasure Entertainment and directed by John Butler, the film is written by Butler and Peter McDonald and financed by the Irish Film Board, Windmill Lane and Treasure Entertainment.

As previously announced by ScreenDaily, Arrow will release in the UK and Ireland.