Onthe eve of this year's Cannes Film Market, Swiss independent distributor AscotElite has announced the acquisition from GreeneStreetFilms International of Simon Brand's high-concept thriller Unknown forGerman-language territories Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Thefilm stars Jim Caviezel, Barry Pepper, Greg Kinnear, Peter Stormare andBridget Moynahan. The Weinstein Company will bereleasing the film in the US in late summer.

AscotElite, who is the market leader among Swiss independent distributors with amarket share of 17%, has also bought the Swiss rights for Mel Gibson's Apocalypto,Robert de Niro's TheGood Shepherd, starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie,and the Nicolas Cage thriller Nextdirected by Lee Tamahori.