Content Acquires Worldwide Rights to Complicit

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Wed, 05/30/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Content has acquired worldwide rights to Complicit.  The feature film was commissioned by Channel 4 and will receive its UK premiere on the Channel before a worldwide theatrical release. Complicit is directed by Niall MacCormick (Albatross Long Walk to Finchley) and has started shooting on location in London and Morocco.

Complicit explores the moral compromises and dilemmas that underpin the war on terror as an MI5 agent becomes embroiled in the torture of a suspected terrorist in order to prevent a major attack in the UK.  
 The cast includes David Oyelowo (Paperboy Help The Last King of Scotland) Arsher Ali (Four Lions) Stephen Campbell Moore (The Bank Job) Makram Khoury (Munich) and BAFTA nominated Monica Dolan (Appropriate Adult). Complicit is produced by Jolyon Symonds (Mrs Mandela Thorne: Sleepyhead) and Kevin Toolis (Cult of the Suicide Bomber) and executive produced by Channel 4’s Roberto Troni and Hibbert.   It is a Manyriversfilms production for Channel 4.
The Crew includes production designer Chris Roope (Control The Blind Date) editor Stuart Gazzard (Severance Battle for Haditha) and director of photography Jan Jonaeus (Albatross).
 “Complicit is a movie that goes right to heart of that key moral question of our time. Can torture ever be justified? And how far can we go in the war on terror to stop another potential 9/11 attack without destroying the very democratic values we are fighting to preserve ” said producer and terror expert Kevin Toolis.
 “We are thrilled to be commencing principal photography on Complicit.  It is a privilege to be bringing Guy Hibbert’s complex thought provoking and hard-hitting script to the screen.  That we are able to tackle such a controversial subject in this way is testimony to Channel 4’s ambition and commitment to distinctive drama ” said Jolyon Symonds.
In Edward Ekubo Guy Hibbert has gifted me with a character that is at once assured yet fearful introverted and yet ever watchful. A spy who struggles to find his place in the World and yet is prepared to sacrifice himself for it said Oyelowo.