Company acquires worldwide rights, excluding North America, to Sundance premiere [pictured].

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD) has acquired worldwide rights, excluding North America, to The Notorious Mr. Bout.

Tony Gerber & Maxim Pozdorovkin’s documentary about Russian entrepreneur Viktor Bout, arguably one of the most prolific arms dealers the world has seen, premiered last month at Sundance.

Bout was portrayed by Nicolas Cage in Andrew Niccol’s Lord of War.

The deal was negotiated by Cinetic Media on behalf of the film-makers and by Caroline Stern, director of international sales and acquistions of KFD.

Stern commented: “This is one of the most compelling documentaries we have seen in a long time. We are very excited to be introducing Maxim and Tony’s accomplished film to the international market.”

KFD plans to release the film theatrically in the UK.