Paramount picks up 'Five Girlfriends'

Independent British production from Willing Pilowsky Media

LONDON -- Paramount Pictures International, the studio's overseas releasing arm, has wooed the U.K. rights to "My Last Five Girlfriends," a romantic comedy from British production label Willing Pilowsky Media.

PPI said it plans to roll the Julian Kemp-directed movie in March next year.

The film took a bow at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and unspooled in the U.K. at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June.

It is the first production from Willing Pilowsky, a partnership between David Willing and Marion Pilowsky. L.A.-based Media 8 is handling international sales and will show the title during next month's American Film Market.

The film stars newcomer Brendan Patricks with Naomie Harris, Jane March and Cecile Cassel in the story of a man looking back at his former loves.

PPI president Andrew Cripps said: "We are always on the look out for smart, locally produced films and this completely independent British production fits the bill."