CANNES- A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Ewan McGregor starrer "Son of a Gun," an Australian heist thriller directed by first-timer Julius Avery.
McGregor stars opposite Alicia Vikander ("A Royal Affair") and Brenton Thwaites ("Maleficent"). UTA, which represents Avery, McGregor and Vikander, handled the U.S. sale to A24.
Pic centers around the relationship between between Australia's highest profile criminal and his young protege.
A former commercials director, Avery, is considered one of Australia's most promising new helmers, along with David Michod. His 2008 short film "Jerrycan" won Cannes' jury prize and best short at the AFI.