Myriad Pictures to Distribute A Common Man


Myriad Pictures has signed with Asia Digital Entertainment to distribute the action-thriller A Common Man, starring Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross. The film, which recently completed production in Sri Lanka, was adapted for the screen and directed by Chandran Rutnam (The Road From Elephant Pass).

In A Common Man, which is set in Colombo, Sri Lanka, a mysterious man (Kingsley) has planted 5 bombs in the politically-scarred city that are set to explode unless four major terrorists are immediately released from prison. When he calls in his demands to the Deputy Inspector General of the Colombo Police Department (Cross), it sets in motion an ideological and deadly confrontation between the truth and duty.

Myriad CEO Kirk D’Amico is selling the title at the American Film Market this week. “Early response to our sales promo has been terrific,” said D’Amico. “Ben Kingsley is a very big star internationally and the film has the right components buyers look for – a big star with a lot of action. We’re excited to be handling the film for Paul and his team.”

A Common Man was produced by Manohan Nanayakkara, B.S. Radha Krishnan and Chandran Rutnam. Executive producers are Paul Mason and Jon Sheinberg. The movie is a production of Asia Digital Entertainment which produced the feature film, The Road From Elephant Pass, a Finalist Award winner at the 2011 New York International Television and Film Awards.

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