The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Costantini Films have also teamed to take Latin American rights on the film. 2929's Shebnem Askin negotiated the deal with Costantini and Matias Reynal for the deal.
The film, which is in pre-production, explores the connection between several characters separated by time and space, who help each other find redemption, forgiveness and love.
Rights have also gone to Scandinavia (Sandrew), Benelux (A Film), Eastern Europe (MGN/Paradise), Portugal (Eco Films), Greece (Odeon), Turkey (Acqua Group), and the Middle East (ECS).
Laurie MacDonald and Walter F Parkes are producing and 2929 Productions' Marc Butan, Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner are executive producers with Ray Angelic and Theron. The film is set to be released in 2009.
'We were instantly moved with the intensity and intrigue of The Burning Plain,' Costantini Films founder Eduardo Costantini Jr said of the Latin American deal. 'With Guillermo's captivating script, and Charlize's universal appeal, the film is sure to engage and fascinate moviegoers worldwide.'
'The overwhelming response to this film and our entire slate leading into AFM is a testament to Guillermo's remarkable talent and the quality of all of the films on our slate,' Askin said.
2929 International's 2007 AFM slate includes director Vadim Perelman's In Bloom with Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood and Eva Amurri, What Just Happened' with Robert DeNiro, Bruce Willis and Sean Penn, and The Road starring Viggo Mortensen and Guy Pearce.