E1 picks up 'Song of Names' out of Cannes

Canuck distributor fills out slate with other titles

TORONTO -- Indie distributor E1 Entertainment has picked up the Canadian rights to Vadim Perelman's "The Song of Names."

The mystery drama from U.K.'s Feel Films, Berlin-based Egoli Tossell and Canada's Foundation Features will be toplined by Anthony Hopkins and Dustin Hoffman (HR, May 15).

Other post-Cannes deals unveiled Tuesday include E1 snagging the Canadian rights from Foresight Unlimited to the upcoming Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren-starrer "Universal Soldier IV: 3D" and the thriller "The Ledge," which stars Liv Tyler, Terrence Howard and Patrick Wilson,

E1 also picked up two Wild Bunch titles, Ken Loach's Iraq-set Cannes competition drama "Route Irish," and the French-language Canadian rights to "Potiche," the Francois Ozon comedy that stars Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu.

For the Benelux market, E1 picked up the action flick "Kane and Lynch" from Nu Image, the Jason Statham-starrer "Safe" from IM Global and, on the horror front, David R. Ellis' "Shark Night 3D" and "Mother's Day," both from Sierra Pictures.