EXCLUSIVE: As Berlin senior staff announced Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups had landed a competition berth in February, details have emerged on the drama’s global distribution network.

FilmNation handles international sales on the project starring Christian Bale and has licensed the UK and Germany to StudioCanal, France to Metropolitan, Australia to Roadshow and Italy to Adler.

Bale plays a man caught up in a life of Hollywood excess. Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Antonio Banderas and Brian Dennehy round out the key cast.

Rights have gone in CIS (Central Partnership), Canada (eOne), Latin America (Sun), Bulgaria, Czech-Slovak, former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Romanic (Forum), Scandinavia (Svensk), Benelux (Paradiso) and Portugal (Lusomundo).

Deals closed in Switzerland (Elite), Turkey (Aqua), Greece-Cyprus (Spentzos), Iceland (Sam), Israel (LEV), Middle East (Italia), Hong Kong (Tomson), Indonesia (PT Amero) and Thailand (M Pictures).

CAA and WME Global representatives will jointly handle US rights in Berlin.

Ster Kinekor will distribute in South Africa and Star TV on pan-Asian pay-TV. Terry Steiner handles airlines.

Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green and Ken Kao produce, while FilmNation’s Glen Basner is on board as executive producer alongside Tanner Beard.

FilmNation unveiled the trailer on December 15.