Worldview Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Michel Hazanavicius’s drama The Search starring Bérénice Bejo and Annette Bening. Wild Bunch handles international sales at the AFM.

Hazanavicius wrote the screenplay and reunites with his producer on The Artist, Thomas Langmann.

Worldview’s Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Maria Cestone and Sarah E Johnson will serve as executive producers on the story of an NGO worker who forms a special relationship with a young boy in warn-torn Chechnya.

CAA represented Worldview on the acquisition.