Axiom takes 'Palermo Shooting'

Already presold to France, Germany and Italy

CANNES -- U.K. indie distributor Axiom Films has secured all U.K. rights to Wim Wenders' Competition title "Palermo Shooting" ahead of its screening to buyers and official unspooling Saturday May 24.

The movie, already presold to France, Germany and Italy, is being sold by London-based sales and finance house Hanway Films.

The movie is produced by Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel for Neue Road Movies in collaboration with broadcasters ZDF and Arte, and Pictorion Das Werk with backing from Filmstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Province of Palermo (AAPIT).

It details the story of a photographer played by German punk singer Campino who goes on a road trip after his life falls apart and ends up in Sicily.

The cast also includes Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Dennis Hopper, Milla Jovovich and Lou Reed.