Miami-based Animus Entertainment Group has picked up worldwiderights excluding the US, Canada and Puerto Rico to the upcoming adaptation ofJames Redfield's international new age bestseller The Celestine Prophecy.

The rights, distributed by Animus on behalf of KingstonProperties, include television, theatrical, DVD, and licensing andmerchandising.

The spiritual adventure centres on a troubled teacher who sets offto discover a set of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru.

Redfield produced with Barnet Bain and the film is directed byArmand Mastroianni.

An international ensemble cast includes Matthew Settle, ThomasKretschmann, Sarah Wayne Callies, Annabeth Gish, Jurgen Prochnow, HectorElizondo, Joaquim de Almeida, and Obba Babatunde.

Valero set up Animus in 2003and the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Paris.