The distributor has acquired North American and Scandinavian rights to Alan Rickman’s recent Toronto International Film Festival closing night selection.
Lionsgate UK and BBC Films financed A Little Chaos, which stars Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Rickman, Stanley Tucci and Danny Webb.
The romance will open in North America on March 27, 2015. Universal will distribute in Scandinavia, Lionsgate UK will distribute in the first quarter of 2015 and Lionsgate International handles sales outside North America.
A Little Chaos centres on a strong-willed landscape designer who challenges barriers when she is chosen by Louis XIV to build a garden at Versailles and in the process falls for a renowned landscape architect.
Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood produced through their Potboiler Productions with Bertrand Faivre of The Bureau. Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa served as executive producer alongside Guy Avshalom, Nick Manzi, Christine Langan, Ray Cooper, Norman Merry, and Richard Wolfe.
Focus brokered the deal with CAA for Lionsgate UK and Potboiler Productions.