Emma roberts hayden christensen

Voltage Pictures has acquired international sales rights to the rom-com Little Italy starring Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen and will kick off pre-sales at the AFM this week.

Donald Petrie directs the modern retelling of Romeo And Juliet, about a trainee chef and an aspiring restaurateur from warring pizza clans who fall in love.

While their fathers are sworn business rivals, their mothers are in fact secret best friends and their grandparents enjoy a clandestine romance of their own. When the fathers hear of their adult children’s blossoming romance, they orchestrate a pizza cook-off to determine who will be forced to leave town.

Alyssa Milano, Danny Aiello, Andrea Martin and Jane Seymour also star. Vinay Virmani and Pauline Dhillon produce through their Firsttake Entertainment.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to represent the newest feature from acclaimed romantic comedy director Donald Petrie, Little Italy,” Voltage executive vice-president of sales Alexandra Cocean said.

“A strong cast, along with the pedigree of the filmmaking team, make the title an excellent addition to our international lineup of titles at the AFM.”