Universal Pictures/Studio Canal/UIP has been named as the international distributor of Gettin' Square, the hard-edged comedy drama that went into production in Queensland today under the direction of Jonathan Teplitzky, whose debut film was Better Than Sex. Hoyts is handling the film locally.

Gettin' Square is set in the world of small-time crooks and big-time criminal investigation authorities and stars David Wenham, Sam Worthington and the UK's Timothy Spall. A joint venture between Mushroom Pictures and Working Title Australia in association with Freshwater Pictures, the film owes its existence to private investment via the Macquarie Nine Film & Television Investment Fund, although the Film Finance Corporation and the Pacific Film and Television Commission are also assisting.

The producers are Martin Fabinyi (Mushroom), Tim White (Working Title), Trish Lake (Freshwater) and the executive producers are Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Working Title), Michael Gudinski (Mushroom) and Kris Noble (Nine).