LA-based Myriad Pictures hasstruck a co-production deal with Canada's Sepia Films for the epic India-setromance Partition. Jim Mistry and Kristin Kreuk will star in the film. Partitionis being executive produced by imX Communications, which previously worked withMyriad on The River King.

Myriad is handling allinternational sales on the film excluding Canada, where it goes to SevillePictures Canada.

Set during the final days ofthe British Empire in India, Partition stars Mistry as an Indian man whoresigns from the British army to live a quiet life in his village in NorthernIndia. His world is thrown into turmoil, however, when he finds himself lookingafter and falling in love with a 17 year-old girl (Kreuk, who stars in TV's Smallville)just as partition is taking place.

Kashmir-born Canadiandirector Vic Sarin (Cold Comfort, In His Father's Shoes) is directing Partition,which has been written by Patricia Finn. Christopher Zimmer of imX is executiveproducing, Tina Pehme and Kim Roberts of Sepia are the producers.

Partition is scheduled to start in May 2005 on location inIndia, London and South Africa.