Korean seller Show East has closed a raft of Asian deals on foodie drama Le Grand Chef.

Among sales concluded so far at AFM, Festive Films has acquired the film for Singapore and Taiwan, Sundream Motion Pictures for Hong Kong, M-Pictures for Thailand and AOE for Malaysia.

Show East is also in advanced negotiations to sell the film Korean producer Chungeorahm's mainland China distribution outfit.

Directed by Jeon Yun-su, Le Grand Chef stars Kim Gang-woo, Lim Won-hee and Lee Ha-na. The film is receiving a sales boost due to comparisons with food-themed TV drama Jewel In The Palace, which was a massive hit across Asia.

Show East opens the film on 350 screens tomorrow (Nov 1) in Korea, where advance ticket sales suggest it will top the box office this weekend.