Summit Entertainment hasconcluded a host of sales deals on Norman Jewison's The Statement which started principal photography on Monday inParis and Marseilles.

Momentum Pictures acquiredUK rights, Bac Films took France, Gussi bought the film for Latin America,Filmax for Spain, Nordisk for Scandinavia, Columbia TriStar for Australia,Video Vision for South Africa, Lusomundo for Portugal and Central Partnershipfor Russia.

The film, which is aCanada/UK/France co-production is being produced by Robert Lantos and hisSerendipity Point Films with Company Pictures in the UK and Odessa Films inFrance. Sony Pictures Classics has the film in the US, and Lantos'THINKFilm has rights in Canada.

Based on the novel by BrianMoore and adapted for the screen by Ronald Harwood, who won an Oscar recentlyfor The Pianist, The Statement stars Michael Caine as a Nazi war criminal on therun. It will shoot for 11 weeks. The supporting cast includes Tilda Swinton,Jeremy Northam, Alan Bates, Matt Craven, Ciaran Hinds, William Hutt, JohnNeville, Noam Jenkins, Charlotte Rampling, Colin Salmon, David De Keyser, PeterWight and John Boswall.