Lionsgate U.K announced Tuesday that they will invest in and co-finance at least 25 British independent films over the next four years.
Over the past three years, Lionsgate U.K. has invested in and released more than 20 British films with a combined production budget of over $225 million. Some of their recent releases include “Locke” starring Tom Hardy, “A Little Chaos” by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet, and “Testament of Youth” starring Kit Harrington (“Game of Thrones”).
Historical British titles the company have invested in and released since 2012 also include Lasse Hallstrom‘s “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt; Ralph Fiennes’ “The Invisible Woman” and “Coriolanus,” Mike Newell’s “Great Expectations”; and Jon S Baird’s “Filth” starring James McAvoy.
Among the company’s upcoming titles are the Sundance hit “Brooklyn” and the “Eddie the Eagle,” featuring “Kingsman: The Secret Service” star Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman. Lionsgate U.K. recently announced that it had taken U.K. rights to upcoming Victorian-era horror “The Limehouse Golem,” due to release in 2016.
“I’m delighted to continue growing our business and leading the way in supporting British film,” Lionsgate U.K. and European CEO Lionsgate Zygi Kamasa said. “The U.K. is one of the most creatively exciting places in the world to be making movies right now and we want to help position independent British films at the forefront of cinema worldwide.”