Spring, “Tamara,” “Salesman” Acquired

“Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Lou Ye’s “Spring Fever.” The film, about a wife who discovers her husband is having an affair with another man, took the best screenplay award at the Festival de Cannes and screens next week in Toronto. A Spring theatrical release is planned…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Stephen Frears’ next film, “Tamara Drewe,” which begins filming in the U.K. on Monday. The film will star Gemma Arterton as a young newspaper columnist who returns to the bucolic English country hometown to prepare her childhood home for sale…” (full details)

“First Run Features has acquired “Gunner Palace” helmers Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein’s feature documentary “Bulletproof Salesman,” a look at war profiteer Fidelis Cloer. An early 2010 theatrical release is planned, with home video and broadcast releases to follow…” (full details)