'La Boheme' sells to U.K., Japan

Film will premiere in London in December

COLOGNE, Germany -- Opera film "La Boheme," featuring singing stars Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon, has sold to the U.K. and Japan ahead of the American Film Market, which kicks off Wednesday.

Beta Cinema closed with Axiom Films in the U.K. and Star Sands in Japan. Beta already had sold Robert Dornhelm's adaptation of the famous Puccini opera to Australia (Palace) and Czech Republic/Slovakia (Hollywood Classic).

German indie NFP bowed "La Boheme" in a platform release Oct. 23. The film's international premiere will be in London in December.