IconFilm Distribution has acquired UK rights on The World's Fastest Indian, starring AnthonyHopkins.

Soldby NZ Film, The World's Fastest Indian is written and directed by RogerDonaldson (The Bounty, Thirteen Days, The Recruit).

The film, based on a true story, seesHopkins play Burt Munro who set a new speed record on his classic Indianmotorcycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

It was produced by Gary Hannam &Roger Donaldson with executive producers Masaharu Inaba, Charles Hannah, MegumiFukasawa, Satoru Iseki and Barrie Osborne.

Thefilm was financed by Tokyo-based OLC/ Rights Entertainment, Tanlay AG, the NewZealand Film Production Fund and the New Zealand Film Commission, inassociation with 3 Dogs & a Pony LLC.

Presidentof Icon UK, Alex Hamilton said: "It's great to have afilm that you feel is just a real crowd pleaser, topped off by a fantasticperformance from an acting legend."

TheWorld's Fastest Indian closed several deals after playing in the market at thisyear's Cannes festival. Buyers included Italian InternationalFilm for Italy and Alexander van Duelman's EEAP for Eastern Europe,Russia, and German-speaking markets.