Will Tyrer and Chris Ball's Newmarket Group has sold rights in three major territories to The Mexican, starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts.

The co-production with DreamWorks SKG has gone to Gaga Communications in Japan, Helkon in Germany and Tri Pictures in Spain.

Summit Entertainment assisted in the sale of the film in which Pitt plays a reluctant bagman who has to settle a score with both a crime kingpin and his girlfriend Roberts. Gore Verbinski (Mouse Hunt) is directing, while DreamWorks is releasing the film domestically and in all other territories through United International Pictures.

Tyrer, Ball, Aaron Ryder and JH Wyman are executive producers on the film, which is produced by Lawrence Bender, with whom Newmarket has a development and funding relationship, and John Baldechhi.