Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired North American rights to “Dom Hemingway,” the company presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today. Directed by Richard Shepard, whose last feature was 2007’s “The Hunting Party,” the black comedy stars Jude Law as the title character, a short-tempered safecracker fresh out of twelve-year stint in prison trying to reconnect with his daughter as well as receive what he is owed for keeping his mouth shut and taking one for the team. Fox Searchlight currently have the film scheduled for a 2014 release.
“We were so attracted to this film, with its rich array of characters and sharp dialogue. Jude Law’s clever and outrageous performance as Dom is completely transformative, unlike anything you have seen him do before,“ said Utley and Gilula.
In addition to Law, the film also features Richard E. Grant of “Doctor Who” as Dom’s partner in crime Dickie, Oscar-nominee Demián Bechir as Dom’s boss, and Emilia Clarke, currently heating up the small screen on “Game of Thrones,” as Dom’s estranged daughter.