Acquisitions: Bra, Nim, Effi, Law

“Lightning Entertainment has snagged rights to Aussie surfing doc “Bra Boys,” which is narrated by Russell Crowe and being made into a feature by Universal…” (full details)

“Universal Pictures Intl. has acquired “Nim’s Island” for distribution in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Latin America. The studio has picked up the family fantasy drama from Summit Ent., which is selling it on behalf of Walden Media. “Nim’s Island” stars Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler and Abigail Breslin, and starts shooting in July…” (full details)

“Beta Cinema has picked up world sales rights of Constantin Film’s period meller “Effi,” starring Julia Jentsch. Principal photography is to kick off on September 3rd in and around Berlin…” (full details)

“Darclight has added the heist thriller “Brodie’s Law” to its slate. The project will be directed and produced by Renny Harlin from a script by Kirsten Elms…” (full details)