UK indie scoops rights to Sorrentino crime-drama from Pathe

London-based Trinity Filmed Entertainment has acquired UK rights to Paolo Sorrentino’s Cannes competition entry This Must Be The Place, starring Sean Penn.

Trinity acquired all UK rights from Pathe International and will theatrically release in early 2012.

The plot follows Penn’s retired rock star on his quest to find his father’s ex-Nazi tormentor.

Robin Grbich, co-director of Trinity, said today: “We’re proud to have acquired such a distinct and unique film. It was impossible for us to resist the combination of Sean Penn’s incredible performance and the flair and authority with which Paolo Sorrentino directs”.

Trinity’s additional 2012 releases include Incendices, Beautiful Lies and Jack Goes Boating.