There is a surprising filmmaking team behind the harrowing fact-based British crime-thriller, UWANTME2KILLHIM? Andrew Douglas, whose only big-screen outing was Platinum Dunes slick THE AMITYVILLE HORROR remake, is at the helm with Bryan Singer on producing duties in a shocking story he found so fascinating. It will receive its premiere at this year Edinburgh Film Festivial, so keep your eyes on out coverage but below the official plot synopsis we have the first trailer and poster.

When 16-year-old Mark, a handsome and popular boy, meets local girl Rachel on the Internet, he quickly finds himself in an intense online relationship. Besotted, he will do anything for her – even befriend and defend her bullied, loner brother, John. When Rachel, who is trapped in an abusive relationship, is murdered, Mark and John are determined to avenge her death. Their actions draw the attention of a female MI5 agent as they unwittingly stumble into an ongoing operation. Soon, Mark is recruited to commit a devastating crime, one that made British legal history.

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UWANTME2KILLHIM? is still awaiting release details but includes the impressive cast of Mark Womack, Joanne Froggatt, Liz White, Toby Regbo, Jamie Blackley, Amy Wren, Stephanie Leonidas and Jamie Winstone. It’s based on the notorious crime carried out in 2003.

Source: IMPAwards/uwantme2killhim