The distributor has been seeking bigger movies after securing extra financing

Brussels-based distribution outfit Lumiere, which recently secured extra financing from one of Belgium’s biggest banks, KBC, has been on the prowl for bigger movies at the autumn markets.

Lumiere swooped to acquire John Cameron Mitchell’s Rabbit Hole from Affinity International. The film, which recently premiered at Toronto, stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.

The Benelux outfit has also pre-bought The Iron Lady, the eagerly awaited film about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The film, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, stars Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent. It is produced by Damian Jones from a screenplay by Abi Morgan. International sales are handled by Pathé.