Hopscotch picks up 'Song for Marion'

Oz distributor takes rights from E1 Entertainment

TORONTO -- Oz distributor Hopscotch has picked up the Australian rights to British director Paul Andrew Williams' "Song for Marion" from E1 Entertainment.

The sale, based on a script by Williams, who with producer Ken Marshall run London-based Steel Mill Pictures, follows earlier presales in Canada, U.K. and France.

"Song for Marion" portrays a grumpy and lonely 72 year-old man who joins an unconventional choir after his wife dies to learn to love life again.

The film is set to start preproduction in late June.

Steel Mill Pictures produced the 2007 award-winner "London to Brighton," "The Cottage" and just wrapped production on "Cherry Tree Lane."

E1 Entertainment will be shopping "Song for Marion" in Cannes.
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