FocusFeatures has acquired international rights to Michel Gondry's upcoming picture BeKind Rewind starring Jack Black.
FocusFeatures International will begin sales at Cannes on Focus' third collaborationwith Gondry following Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Dave Chappelle's Block Party, which is on release in North America.
Gondrywill direct from his own screenplay about a video shop assistant whoaccidentally erases all the videos and has to refilm each one before the shop'sonly regular customer rents them and finds out.
Produceris Georges Bermann who most recently produced Gondry's Sundance hit TheScience Of Sleep, which Warner IndependentPictures will release later this year.
"Weare thrilled to be working with Michel Gondry again, whose creativity andunique style of filmmaking continues to captivate audiences around theworld," Focus Features International's president of sales and distributionAlison Thompson said.
"Weare especially excited that Jack Black has been brought into the fold, whosecomic genius is perfectly placed within this imaginative script."
FocusFeatures International's Cannes slate includes David Cronenberg's Russian mobdrama Eastern Promises starring ViggoMortensen, the comedy Balls Of Furystarring Christopher Walken and George Lopez, and horror picture Silent Hill.