Distant Horizon,Anant Singh's London, Los Angeles and South Africa-based entertainmentgroup whose production credits include Sarafina and Cry The Beloved Country, has optioned feature film rights toMickey Nivelli's acclaimed biography, Echoes Of Love From HeavensAbove. Based on the truelove story of Lotte Sommers, a young German Jew at the time of Hitler'srise to power, the book has attracted strong buzz.

'The storyhas all the ingredients that will make it a memorable experience: passion,drama, suspense, sacrifice, longing, deceit, loyalty and heart-meltingtenderness,' Nivelli said in a statement. Distant Horizon is currentlyproducing The Long Walk To Freedom, based on Nelson Mandela's best-selling autobiography, withMorgan Freeman playing Mandela.