Lionsgate Picks Up Sandra Bullock Thriller ‘Vigilance’

TIFF 2017: Joel Silver is producing this adaptation of the French film “Le Convoyeur”

Lionsgate has acquired the domestic rights to Sandra Bullock’s action thriller “Vigilance,” the studio announced Monday.

The film stars Bullock as Alex, an American who gets a job at an armored truck company in London. Over time, she bonds with the rest of the crew working at the company; but Alex is holding a dark secret in her past that hides the real reason why she took this job in the first place.

Based on the French film “Le Convoyeur,” the film is directed by Josef Wladyka (“Narcos”) from a script by Ethan Erwin, Albert Hughes and John Hodge. Joel Silver is producing the film, with Bullock and Hal Sadoff as executive producers. Lionsgate will release Vigilance through its Summit Entertainment label while IMR International is handling international sales.

The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions; Eda Kowan, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Co-Productions; and John Biondo, Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Acquisitions and Co-Productions. CAA, which represents Bullock and Wladkya, brokered the deal with Lionsgate.