Film4 and Cowboy Films have bought an option on the film and television rights of Hood Rat, for the second year running with the aim of making it into a feature film. Film4 develop and co-finance a slate of smart and distinctive feature films like the Academy Award winning Slumdog Millionaire, Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady and Steve McQueen’s Shame. Cowboy Films produced Kevin McDonald’s documentary MARLEY, the definitive film about Bob Marley, and Academy Award winning feature THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND. Cowboy also produced TOP BOY, a 4-part drama that premiered on Channel 4 in Autumn 2011. Described as “a beautiful, honest and gripping rendition on inner-city drug and gang culture” the series received huge critical acclaim. Following the huge success of Top Boy, Channel 4 has commissioned Cowboy Films to produce series 2, set for TX in early 2013.