The distributor partners have picked up US rights to Sean Ellis’ acclaimed Sundance premiere Metro Manila.

Independent represents international sales on the Croisette to the tale of a Filipino farmer who moves his family closer to Manila and is forced to work with a corrupt colleague.

108 CEO Abhi Rastogi, Paladin President Mark Urman brokered the deal with Independent head of sales Abigail Walsh and Jessica Lacy on behalf of ICM partners for Ellis.

Last week Screendaily reported that Fox International Productions had acquired remake rights to Metro Manila with an eye to developing versions for a number of markets.