Content Media will release British Crime Thriller “Anti-Social: Special Edition” on Monday 5th December 2016. It will be available to own via digital stores in the UK and Ireland, and will also be released in the USA in January 2017.
Directed by Reg Traviss (“Screwed”, “Joy Division”), “Anti-Social: Special Edition” is a coming-of-age thriller inspired by London’s real-life new generation gangs and audacious heists, starring Meghan Markle (“Suits”, “Horrible Bosses”), Gregg Sulkin (“Avalon High”, “Faking it”), Award-winning urban music artist Junior “Skepta” Adenuga, Christian Berkel (“Inglorious Bastards”), Josh Myers (“Green Street 3”, “White Collar Hooligan 3”), Sophie Colquhoun (“The Inbetweeners Movie”, “Captain America: The First Avenger”) and Rob Knighton “Everyone’s Going to Die”).
Following an acclaimed 40-screen theatrical release of “Anti-Social” in the UK in 2015, Reg Traviss wanted to delve deeper into one of its two storylines with “Anti-Social: Special Edition”.
“Anti-Social: Special Edition” is a fictional story inspired by three highly publicised real-life crimes; the Graff’s Diamond robbery in 2009, the Selfridges Burka robbery in 2013, and the Brent-Cross smash and grab robbery in 2012, withoriginal music by Drew McConnell and Adam Faulkner (Babyshambles), Itch (The King Blues), and Shara Nelson (Massive Attack).
Central London: As graffiti-artist Dee (Gregg Sulkinn) and fashion-model Kirsten (Meghan Markle) embark on a whirlwind romance, his brother, Smash-and-Grab diamond thief Marcus (Josh Myers), rides high as an underworld ‘face’ on a wave of dare-devil armed-robberies. But while Dee finds a new way of life with Kirsten away from the grit of the street, Marcus makes a move into the lucrative London drugs-rackets and ignites a gangland war resulting in multiple murder and ultra-violence. Ruthlessly hunted by rival criminal Leon (Skepta), Marcus turns to his underworld mentor for help and is offered the biggest score of his life – a high risk West End heist which will bring Dee and Kirsten’s world crashing down…
Reg Traviss says: “The sudden advent in London of ‘motorbike-enabled smash-and-grab robbery’, a new age criminal phenomena, was my biggest inspiration for writing “Anti-Social”. It was the fact that the robbers were mostly young, very organised, and totally dare-devil in the execution of the crimes – many of which totalled millions of pounds each heist. The “Special Edition” focuses much more on the criminal underworld threads of the story and, as such, on the everyday lives of the young, professional criminals themselves. The new version aims to appeal to an international audience.”