Simon Crowe’s new production, sales and distribution company SC Films International makes its debut at Cannes, led by Cosi starring Richard E Grant and singing superstar Sarah Brightman.

Lena Headey and Eddie Redmayne also star in the romantic comedy set to shoot in July at a Scottish country house.

Christopher Menaul, who has a slew of TV credits to his name, including the first Prime Suspect, will make his feature directing debut. Stephen Evans is producing the film which is financed out of the UK with private equity sources.

The story follows a group of singers commissioned to stage Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte and a city slicker who has his own motivations for staging the piece.

Crowe, who has worked for Velvet Octopus and Icon in the past, is handling worldwide sales excluding the UK, where Entertainment has rights. Crowe will continue to represent Velvet Octopus here.