Maya Entertainment has picked up international rights to the rom-com Café starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jamie Kennedy and Alexa Vega.

Sales head Elias Axume is talking to buyers here on writer-director Marc Erlbaum’s debut about a ravishing coffee shop employee who impacts on the lives of those around her, including a drug dealer and a young woman.

Café is the first film to emerge from Nationlight Productions and was produced by J Andrew Greenblatt, Erlbaum, Sean Covel and Chris Doc Wyatt.

Kevin Iwashina of Preferred Content and Alexis Garcia of WME Global brokered the deal on behalf of the producers with Maya’s Tonantzin Esparza.

“Maya Entertainment is pleased to be a part of this unique comedy that sheds a light on how intertwined our everyday lives and communities really are,” Axume said. “Marc has created a wonderful story that at its heart has a dynamic performance by Ms Hewitt.”