Cannes Film Festival 2024: FilmSharks handles global sales for Scott Free Productions' "55"

The promo of the Indian-American thriller from director Shyam Madiraju will be screening during Cannes' Marche du Film.

16 MAY 2024


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FilmSharks signed an agreement with Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions to handle international sales for the thriller "55" from director Shyam Madiraju. The Indian-American co-production stars Emraan Hashmi ("Tiger 3"), and is executive produced by Paul Feig ("Spy"). FilmSharks will be screening the promo during Cannes' Marche du Film.

"55"tells the story of an organized pick pocketing gang which names their members after numbers. 55, an orphan teenage pickpocket working in the streets of Mumbai, embarks on a life-alerting journey when he's being confronted by the daughter of one of his victims.

Scott Free Productions is responsible for some of the most successful films ever made - including "Top Gun", "Gladiator", "Blade Runner", "Alien", "American Gangster", "Thelma and Louise" and "Black Hawk Down". Scott Free films have received over 80 Academy Award nominations. Recent releases include "Napoleon", "A Haunting in Venice", "House of Gucci", "The Last Duel" and "Blade Runner 2049."

"55 is a tour-de-force cinematic achievement, and we are proud to bring this film to the world," says Tom Moran, Executive Producer and SVP Scott Free.

Guido Rud, CEO of FilmSharks says, "High Octane Indian Cinema has proven to be red-hot worldwide with recent successful cases such as 'Monkey Man' and 'RRR'. We feel '55' is above that level it's Slumdog Millionaire meets Nine Queens."

Executive Producer Paul Feig adds, "'55’ is such a masterful film that delivers in so many ways. It's an emotional crowd-pleaser, a sometimes scary, sometimes funny and always engaging look at the unseen inhabitants of Mumbai. Shyam Madiraju has taken an incredibly talented cast of young newcomers and gotten the performances of a lifetime out of them. I couldn't love this movie more."