James Norton and Gemma Arterton to star in Freegard
James Norton (Little Women), Gemma Arterton (The King’s Man) star in Freegard

IFC Films and AMC+ acquired U.S rights to Freegard, the espionage thriller from directors Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn. The film stars James Norton (Little Women), Gemma Arterton (The King’s Man), Shazad Latif (Star Trek Discovery), Marisa Abela (Industry), Edwina Findley (The Wire), Sarah Goldberg (The Dark Knight Rises), Jimmy Akingbola (Ted Lasso), and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh).

IFC Films will release the film in theaters, on VOD and stream exclusively on AMC+ in Summer 2022.

Inspired by the chilling true story of conman, Robert Freegard (James Norton), and Alice Archer (Gemma Arterton), the woman who brought him down. A master manipulator, Freegard kidnapped countless victims, convincing them he was undercover MI5. A tale of lies, loyalty, gaslighting, fear, hope, and the investigation and high-stakes manhunt, which saved the life of Freegard’s final victim.

Directors Adam Patterson & Declan Lawn said, “We were privileged to work with an incredible cast and crew on Freegard, and now we are absolutely delighted that it will be seen by such a big audience thanks to IFC Films and AMC+. This deal is a dream come true for us.”

Patterson and Lawn co-wrote the script together with Michael Bronner (The Mauritanian) based on the article Chasing Agent Freegard by Bronner.

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