Netflix Acquires “Raid” Director’s “Apostle”

Netflix has acquired the global distribution rights to “The Raid” director Gareth Evans’ period revenge thriller “Apostle” from XYZ Films, Severn Screen and One More One Production.

The story follows a man (Dan Stevens) who travels to a remote island and attempts to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a religious cult. The group demands a ransom for the sister’s return, undermining the man’s resolve to rescue her.

Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton, Bill Millner, and Kristine Froseth also star while Evans, Aram Tertzakian and Ed Talfan are producing. Filming is slated to begin in April.

Source: Deadline