Mandate & Rites Are Close Far Away

Mandate Pictures and Film Rites have purchased Swedish photojournalist Jens Assur’s screenplay “Close Far Away” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Assur is attached to direct the dramatic thriller set in Europe, Africa, and the US. The story follows several characters put into vulnerable situations whose actions carry global consequences.

Steve Zaillian will produce the feature and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Sony Pictures is tipped to distribute.