The Escapist Breaks Out In October

ThinkFilm has picked up all North American rights to the Sundance-premiered British prison drama “The Escapist” from Parallel Films and Picture Farm says the trades.

Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper and Damian Lewis star in the gritty, stylish movie about a group of inmates trying to break out of a London prison.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt from a script he wrote with Daniel Hardy, the project uses dual time structure that cuts between the planning for the escape and the escape itself in a race against the clock to see his drug-addled daughter.

ThinkFilm expects to release the movie in October, following a similar platform rollout as it did with last year’s “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.”