In separate deals, Genius Products and Alliance Films have acquired US and Canadian rights to the thriller Tell-Tale starring Josh Lucas and produced by Ridley and Tony Scott.

Michael Cuesta’s updated tale is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Tell-Tale Heart and centres on a widower who receives a transplanted heart from a murdered donor. Lena Headey and Brian Cox also star.

Susan Jackson of Turtles Crossing and WME Global handled domestic rights for the film-makers. The film premiered at Tribeca.

Yarek Danielak and Matthew Chausse of Mirabelle Pictures International / Arsenal Pictures are selling international rights here at AFM.

“We think this film is one of the rare gems of the marketplace which has flown under most people’s radar’s until now” said Danielak, who recently announced the formation of the specialty sales outfit Mirabelle. “We expect to close a number of deals at the market now that North American distribution is in place.”