E1 Films gets 'An Education' in U.K.

Nick Hornby-written adaptation of Lynn Barber’s memoir

LONDON -- U.K. indie distributor E1 Films has snapped up U.K. and Irish rights to Lone Scherfig's "An Education" from sales and finance house Odyssey Entertainment.

A Nick Hornby adaptation of Lynn Barber's memoir, "An Education" was financed by BBC Films and James D. Stern's Endgame Entertainment. The distribution deal was negotiated by E1 Films director Alex Hamilton and Odyssey's CEO Ralph Kamp.

Directed by Scherfig and produced by Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, the film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this month, scooping the world cinema audience award as well as the world cinema cinematography award.

The cast includes Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Emma Thompson, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike and Olivia Williams and is a late addition to the Berlin Film Festival lineup.

The film is produced by Finola Dwyer Prods. and Wildgaze Films.