HandMade Films has pre-sold UK rights to Eloise In Paris to Entertainment Film Distributors.

HandMade chairman Guy Collins struck the deal with Entertainment's Nigel Green.

The film will star Uma Thurman and newcomer Jordana Beatty.

Collins said: 'Licensing the first of the major worldwide territories on the film to Entertainment sets the bar at a very high level. We are delighted to continue our relationship with Entertainment on this film which forms the cornerstone of Handmade's business.'

The live-action feature will be directed by Charles Shyer based on Kay Thompson's classic Eloise books.