Zeitgeist acquires U.S. rights to 'Queen'

French-language drama due in cinemas early next year

Zeitgeist Films has acquired U.S. rights to Caroline Bottaro's "Queen to Play" (Jouese), which it plans to release theatrically early next year.

"Queen," a French-language drama set in Corsica, stars Sandrine Bonnaire and Kevin Kline as a working class wife and mother with a passion for chess and her American employer.

Produced by Dominique Besnehard and Michel Feller, the film premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

Zeitgeist co-president Emily Russo negotiated the deal with Studio Canal's Anna Marsh.