Acquisitions: Key, Leave, Johnny

Sarah’s Key
The Weinstein Co. has scored all U.S. rights to Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s “Sarah’s Key” starring Kristin Scott Thomas.

Based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s bestselling novel, the story follows an American woman (Kristin Scott Thomas) living in Paris investigating the arrest of Jewish families that took place there in 1942. In the process uncovers a personal connection with a 10-year-old girl (Melusine Mayance) caught up in events.

The French and English-language movie unfolds across parallel story lines. Paquet-Brenner and Serge Joncour adapted the script and a 2011 release is planned.

When We Leave
Olive Films has picked up U.S. rights to German director Feo Aladag’s “When We Leave” for an early 2011 release. Sibel Kekilli (“Head-On”) stars as an abused wife ostracized by her devout Muslim family.

The distributor also recently picked up the cloning drama “Womb” starring Matt Smith and Eva Green.

Nice Guy Johnny
Myriad Pictures has acquired all international rights to Edward Burns’ romantic comedy “Nice Guy Johnny”. Burns, Kerry Bishe and Matt Bush star in the film which Burns also penned, produced and directed.

A multi-platform day-and-date release in the U.S. on October 26 through FilmBuff.