Warner Independent Pictures has appointed Hyde Park Internationalexclusive sales agent on the Polish brothers' drama Astronaut Farmer starring Billy Bob Thornton, VirginiaMadsen and Bruce Dern.

Currently in production and directed by Michael Polish from ascreenplay he co-wrote with his brother Mark, Astronaut Farmer centres on a retired astronaut whobuilds a rocket in his farm.

Mark Polish is producing with Paula Weinstein and Len Amato.

WiP's Andrew Kramer and Despina Beazogolou negotiated the dealwith Hyde Park International president Lisa Wilson.

Hyde Park International is a subsidiary of Hyde ParkEntertainment, whose credits include Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story and Shopgirl, both currently in release in NorthAmerica.