Mars takes Jones' 'Islands'

$30 million project to get French outing

CANNES -- Tommy Lee Jones' passion project "Islands In the Stream" will flow to French audiences via Mars Films, which has boarded for distribution here.

The deal with Mars was sealed by London-based international sales and finance house Intandem Films, the $30 million-budgeted title's exec producers.

The negotiations with Intandem were led by Valerie Garcia and Veronique Cuilhe for Mars.

William Morris Independent is handling domestic and working closely on the financing also.