Bleiberg Entertainment has bulked up its Cannes slate with international rights to Frank A Cappello's drama He Was A Quiet Man starring Christian Slater and Elisha Cuthbert.

The film, which premiered at the 2007 South By Southwest Film Festival, follows a downbeat office worker whose potentially homicidal trajectory is radically shifted when he saves a co-worker and becomes an unwilling hero.

William H Macy rounds out the key cast. Cappello wrote the screenplay and Michael Leahy produced. Ronna Wallace is handling domestic sales.

'We are thrilled to be selling the rights to such a distinctly different and provocative film,' Ehud Bleiberg said. 'With such a stellar cast, and Frank A Cappello's creative direction, we know this film is going to stand out at this year's market.'

Bleiberg and senior vice president Shannon Banal negotiated the deal with Wallace and attorney Shelly Surpin on behalf of the film.

Beverly Hills-based Bleiberg Entertainment's Cannes slate includes Eran Kolirin's Un Certain Regard entry The Band's Visit, the market premiere screening of documentary The Champagne Spy, drama Stephanie Daley, teen horror Dance Of The Dead, and Kirot, Israeli film-maker Danny Lerner's upcoming follow-up to Frozen Days.

Bleiberg and his team will be screening eight minutes of footage from the in-production Holocaust drama Adam Resurrected starring Willem Dafoe and Jeff Goldblum and directed by Paul Schrader.