Metrodome charms 'Serpent' for U.K.


LONDON -- Brit indie distributor Metrodome has snared all U.K. rights to Eric Barbier's French thriller "The Serpent," the company said Friday.

The movie, starring Yvan Attal ("Munich") and Clovis Cornillac ("A Very Long Engagement") details the story of photographer who finds himself caught up in an ugly divorce while being visited by a ghost from his past.

The deal was negotiated between Wild Bunch's Carole Baraton, Metrodome general manager Sara Frain and the company's acquisitions manager, Kate Falconer.

Metrodome CEO Peter Urie billed the movie as "a tense and intelligent thriller" and said it was "a fantastic addition to our slate for 2007."

Metrodome's upcoming slate includes "Days of Glory," Sarah Polley's directorial debut "Away From Her" and Deepa Mehta's Oscar-nominated "Water."