Pathe PicturesInternational is handling sales on IFC Films' American Gun, starring Donald Sutherland, Marcia GayHarden and Forest Whitaker. IFC will distribute the film in North America

The deal,announced by Pathe sales chief Alison Thompson and Jonathan Sehring, presidentof IFC Entertainment and executive producer on American Gun, marks a strengthening of the USmaterial on the UK-based sales operation's line-up.

Currently inproduction, American Gun interweaves stories aimed at illustrating the damaging impact ofgun ownership in the US. Co-written by Aric Avelino and Steve Bagatourian, itmarks Avelino's feature directorial debut and also stars Linda Cardellini,Nikki Reed and Tony Goldwyn.

"I was immenselyimpressed with Steve and Aric's script and it's a tribute to Aric on his directorialdebut to have attracted such a talented cast," said Thompson.

Ted Kroeber is producing, with Caroline Kaplan, HollyBecker and Whitaker executive producing with Sehring..

"We acquired TouchingThe Void from Pathe tophenomenal results and now whole-heartedly entrust them with our production AmericanGun, a globally relevantfilm that will surely reverberateworldwide," Sehring said.