Universal Pictures International (UPI)'s newly-reconfigured UK-based sales operation has sold the Coen brothers' Cannes competitor O Brother Where Art Thou' To Bac for France.

The division is also forging ahead with deals on studio pictures such as Hannibal and The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle. UPI, which is working closely with producer Dino De Laurentiis on selling Hannibal, is finalising deals with Germany's Tobis and Japan's Gaga Communications on the sequel to the Academy Award-winning The Silence Of The Lambs (Screendaily, April 18).