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ContentFilm Buys Rights to World War II Action Film

”Age of Heroes“ stars Sean Bean and centers on Ian Fleming’s army service

ContentFilm International acquired worldwide rights to the World War II action movie "Age of Heroes," the company announced on Thursday.

The movie, which Content describes as "’The Dirty Dozen’ meets ‘Tigerland,’" stars Sean Bean ("The Lord of the Rings"), Danny Dyer ("Dead Man Running") and Rosie Fellner ("Boogie Woogie").

Co-written by Ed Scates and Adrian Vitoria and directed by Adrian Vitoria ("Hit Girls"), "Heroes" is based on the true story of the formation of "James Bond" creator Ian Fleming’s 30 Commando, which spurred the formation of Britain’s Special Air Service.

Principal photography is scheduled to start April 6 on the movie, which will shoot in Norway and the United Kingdom.

Content scored rights to all territories excluding the United Kingdom and Scandinavia.

United Kingdom-based Matador Pictures led the financing along with several unnamed private equity investors. Norway’s National Film Institute and local fund Film Kraft also are supporting the project through the film’s Norwegian producing partners, Moskus Films.