Ascot Elite picks up indie films for Germany

'The Hoax,' 'Resurrecting the Champ' among titles

COLOGNE, Germany -- Switzerland's Ascot Elite Entertainment has picked up all German rights to a series of U.S. indie titles, including Richard Gere starrer "The Hoax" and boxing feature "Resurrecting the Champ" with Samuel L. Jackson, gangster title "What Doesn't Kill You" with Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo and polit-drama "Nothing but the Truth" starring Kate Beckinsale and Matt Dillon.

Ascot is planning direct-to-DVD releases across Germany, Austria and Switzerland for all four titles, starting with "The Hoax" in the fall, followed by "Resurrecting the Champ" in December. "Nothing but the Truth" and "What Doesn't Kill You" are both set for a 2010 release.