Fast-moving UK distributor Redbus Film Distribution has pre-bought Ed Burns' Sidewalks Of New York from Buena Vista Film Sales.

The romantic comedy, which has just started shooting, is written, directed, and produced by Burns, who also stars alongside Heather Graham and Stanley Tucci. Budgeted at under $10m, it follows the trials and tribulations of dating in New York.

The title is the third Buena Vista film Redbus has recently acquired following the distributor's acquisition of Play It To The Bone, starring Woody Harrelson and Antonio Banderas, and Gun Shy, with Sandra Bullock.

Redbus has also recently picked up The Gift, with Keanu Reeves, and David Mamet's State And Main.

The distributor, backed by Internet guru Cliff Stanford, has also committed to upcoming UK productions including Declan Lowney's Snookered and Liddy Oldroyd's Vinnie Got Blown Away.