AV enters U.K. in 'Tournament'

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LONDON -- Entertainment Film Distributors has roped in all U.K. rights to the high-octane action thriller "The Tournament" from sales and finance house AV Pictures, AV said Friday.

The movie, which begins shooting Wednesday in Bulgaria, details the story of a tournament that occurs every 10 years between the world's greatest assassins.

The cast includes Robert Carlyle, Ving Rhames and Kelly Hu.

Keith Bell ("Dog Soldiers") is producing for first-time feature director Scott Mann with Sherezade Film Development financing the picture.

AV also has sealed deals for the film in Scandinavia (Scanbox), Benelux (Indies) and CIS (Lizard).