US cable channel BBC America and HBO Canada have jointly acquired the script for Iron Belly, a period drama set on a floating prison.
Iron Belly comes from Canadian screenwriter and director Jonathan Sobol (A Beginner’s Guide to Endings) and a Lost Girl writer, Jeremy Boxen, both of whom are represented by Jeff Alpern from The Alpern Group.
The script tells the story of a floating prison sailing from Ireland to Australia. It is billed as moving from a “simple… but brutal” sea journey to a “a study of humanity above and below the decks”.
Electus International president John Pollak (pictured) is executive producing along with Electus CEO Chris Grant and Darius Films’ Nicholas Tabarrok.