Art Port Inc. has acquired Japanese distribution rights toDown In The Valley, the dark thrillerstarring Edward Norton and Evan Rachel Wood, from Summit Entertainment. Thedeal, concluded at AFM, marks the first deal between the two companies.

The deal was closed between Art Port president & CEOJunichi Matsushita and Summit president and CEO Patrick Wachsberger.

Summit also closed deals for the film at the market withTobis in Germany, CDI in Italy, RCV in Benelux, Manga in Spain, Gussi in LatinAmerica and Svensk in Scandinavia.

Produced by Holly Wiersma, Norton and Adam Rosenfelt anddirected by Dahmer director DavidJacobson, the film has just started shooting in Los Angeles. It follows thelove affair between a teenage girl and her mentally ill cowboy boyfriend.