Fresh off its well-received premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, A24 and its partner DirecTV have closed a deal to acquire U.S. rights to writer-director William Monahan‘s thriller “Mojave,” which stars Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund, TheWrap has learned.
Monahan produced “Mojave” with Atlas Independent’s William Green and Aaron Ginsburg, as well as Justine Suzanne Jones. The film was executive produced by Jason Spire, Andy Horwitz and Nick Quested.
Dale Johnson’s Mica Entertainment and Atlas Independent co-financed the film, which was produced by Atlas Independent.
“Mojave” is an intense, classical thriller about a brilliant artist, Thomas (Hedlund), who attempts to escape his privileged existence into the desert only to encounter a homicidal drifter, Jack (Isaac). The chase moves from the spectacular vistas of the American desert to a noir Los Angeles, culminating in a vortex of criminality and brutality as Thomas emerges as an equally dangerous opponent.
A24 is already in business with Isaac, who currently stars alongside Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander in Alex Garland‘s thriller “Ex Machina,” which has performed extremely well in limited release.
The “Mojave” deal was brokered by WME Global. Relativity International is handling foreign sales.