EXCLUSIVE: Soda Pictures nabs UK rights to Cannes competition entry.

Soda Pictures has nabbed UK and Irish rights to Jim Jarmusch’s vampire drama Only Lovers Left Alive from HanWay Films.

Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright star in the Cannes competition entry.

“It’s a very exciting acquisition for us, to work with such great talent and such a fun, beautiful and timeless, yet timely and almost omniscient, film,” said Soda managing director Eve Gabereau.

The deal was negotiated between Gabereau and HanWay Films’ Chiara Gelardin alongside producer and Recorded Picture Company head Jeremy Thomas.

Set in Detroit and Tangiers, the film follows the love affair between an underground musician (Hiddleston) and his enigmatic lover (Swinton), which becomes interrupted by her wild younger sister (Wasikowska).

Soda will release in early 2014.

Jeremy Thomas produced for Recorded Picture Company and Reinhard Brundig produced for Pandora Film.