Variety is reporting that Sony Pictures Classics has picked up US and multiple foreign rights to Nigel Cole's Made in Dagenham.

The film stars Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike, Geraldine James and Bob Hoskins.

Made in Dagenham was written by William Ivory.

The story is inspired by the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant. It was here that female workers walked out in support of equal pay.

Cole has also directed Saving Grace and Calendar Girls.

Evan Jacobs