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Sony Pictures Releasing Takes Spain Rights to 3D Animated 'Justin and the Knights of Valour'

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The film sports a high-profile voice cast, including its producer Antonio Banderas and Rupert Everett.

MADRID - Sony Pictures Releasing has taken Spanish theatrical rights for 3D stereoscopic family-animated movie Justin and the Knights of Valour, produced by Antonio Banderas and directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Manuel Sicilia.

Banderas' Green Moon partners with Spanish animation studio Kandor Graphics and Kerry Furton, with London-based Timeless Films handling worldwide distribution rights outside of Spain.

Sony plans to release the 22 million euro ($28 million) film - one of the highest budgets in the Spanish industry - in August 2013, following a strong run of international pre-sales that has seen it sold to 120 territories.

Justin, which features a high profile voice cast that includes Banderas, Julie Walters, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong and Rupert Everett, is set as a medieval magical adventure telling of a boy's dream to become a knight.