NeoClassics bringing 'Trinian's' to U.S.

Pacts with Ealing Studios International on comedy

LONDON -- Canada-based distribution company NeoClassics is brushing up on badly behaved British schoolgirls, snapping up U.S. rights to "St. Trinian's," the recent U.K. comedy update on the classic celluloid capers.

NeoClassics struck the deal with Ealing Studios International and plans to roll out the movie in theaters across the U.S. from its subsidiary based in Los Angeles.

Canadian distribution rights went to Alliance, while Filmax is taking the movie to Spain.

NeoClassics Films CEO Irwin Olian negotiated the deal with Ealing Studios' International sales chief Natalie Brenner, who announced it Tuesday.

Jointly produced and directed by Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson, "St. Trinian's" is penned by Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft.