Leading UK distributor Entertainment Film Distributors(EFD) has emerged as the first international buyer for Kevin Spacey's BobbyDarin biopic, Beyond The Sea.

The story of the legendary American crooner, which Spaceywill direct and star in, was unveiled yesterday at the AFM by sales agent MDPWorldwide.

Spacey will produce with Arthur Friedman, Bernie Morris,Mark Damon and Sammy Lee, with shooting scheduled for June.

"Asone of the leading independent distributors in the world, EFD's commitment toKevin's project sends a strong signal to the foreign marketplace," saidDamon, chairman and chief executive officer of MDP.