John Malkovich's directorial debut, The Dancer Upstairs, has been sold to Mexican distributor Nu Vision for all of Latin America. The deal was signed with sales agent and financier Lolafilms UK on the day that the film went into production.

The film, which stars Javier Bardem, Laura Morante and Juan Diego Botto, will be handled by a group of distributors put together by Los Angeles-based buyers rep ABLO including Art Films & Filmark for Brazil and Eurocine in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.