Omega on board Allen's 'Lefay'


LONDON -- Swiss-based sales and financier Omega Entertainment said Thursday that it will co-finance and handle international sales for Howard Michael Gould's directorial debut, "The Six Wives of Henry Lefay."

The Tim Allen starrer also is financed by Ring Prods. and hedge fund Aramid, and produced by Brillstein Entertainment Partners' David McIlvain and Holly Wiersma.

The comedy was packaged by Cassian Elwes of WMA, who is repping the film for U.S. distribution.

It tells the tale of recently deceased Henry Lefay, whose lifelong womanizing has left numerous ex- and current wives fighting over the funeral arrangements.

His long-suffering daughter Barbara (Elisha Cuthbert) is left to clear up the mess after his death. The cast also includes Andie MacDowell, Paz Vega, Jenna Elfma, Lindsay Sloane and S. Epatha Merkerson.

The movie, which Gould also wrote, recently wrapped after a six-week shoot in Connecticut.

Omega Entertainment was formed in 2006 by Markus Barmettler and Enrique Steiger. This year, Peter Rogers, former president of international distribution at Lakeshore Entertainment, was appointed Omega president.