Capitol Films has partnered with Medusa Film to handle Franco Zeffirelli's Callas Forever, starring Fanny Ardant as the opera legend.

UK-based Capitol is representing the film worldwide excluding Italy, France and Spain. The film, which also stars Jeremy Irons and Joan Plowright, takes a fictionalised looks at Callas' final days.

Capitol has also partnered with Italy-based Medusa on Carlo Vanzina's South Kensington to take worldwide distribution rights outside Italy and France. The picture stars Rupert Everett as the aristocratic host of a group of Italians in London. The cast also includes Elle MacPherson and Judith Godreche.

Capitol this week secured international rights to Ruby Films' Sylvia Plath story with Gwyneth Paltrow, which became the centre of fierce battle to represent overseas sales.