In their first deal together, Momentum Pictures has bought four titles from Intermedia, headlined by the tentatively-titled Plague Season, Ron Shelton's story of LA police in the run up to the Rodney King riots.

The acquisitive Momentum also bought all UK rights to Wisegirls, starring Mariah Carey and Mira Sorvino, dark comedy Clay Pigeons and hip hop documentary Scratch. All four tiles are to be released next year.

Star of the package, the high-profile Plague Season also bears the distinction of coming from an original screenplay co-written by crime novelist James Ellroy and David Ayer, whose credits include U-571 and The Fast And The Furious. The thriller stars Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames and Scott Speedman.

Potential titles that have reportedly been considered for Plague Season include 04-29-92, the date of the trial where King's police assailants were found not guilty and the riots which erupted immediately after.