EXCLUSIVE: London-based sales company AMP International acquired international rights to Western thriller Murder at Emigrant Gulch, which we revealed earlier this week.
The movie is ready to play It Chapter Two and Shadowhunters: The Deadly Instruments actor Isaiah Mustafa, Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne (Processing) and Thomas Jane (Suspended). The producers will manage the North American distribution rights.
Set in 1882, the film will follow a former slave (Mustafa) who arrives at Emigrant Gulch, Montana, a desolate booming old town now in decline, in search of a place to call home. That same day, a local prospector discovers gold – and is murdered. The sheriff (Byrne) arrests the newcomer to town. But as the mystery of the prospector’s murder deepens and the city’s serious preacher (Jane) questions the defendant’s guilt, a clash between faith and law threatens to tear the city apart.
The movie is due to shoot in Montana this spring, we understand.
Richard Gray (Robert the bruce) will direct the screenplay by Eric Belgau. The producers are Richard Gray for Yellow Brick Films, Kelly Frazier for f8 Films, Robert Menzies for Zed Filmworks, Lisa wolofsky for Wolfsky Productions and Anjul Nigam for Brittany House Pictures.
The executive producers are Carter Boehm, Julie Stagner for f8 films, William Lowery and Courtney Lauren Penn and Thomas Jane for Renegade Entertainment.