EXCLUSIVE: Lotus Entertainment has enjoyed a strong reception for its Sacha Gervasi thriller November Criminals starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Ansel Elgort.

Deals have closed in Italy (Eagle), Japan (Gaga), Hong Kong (MVP Entertainment PTE Limited), Indonesia (PT Amero Mitra Films), Philippines (Pioneer Films) and Singapore (Cathay Keris Films PTE Limited).

Rights have also gone to South Korea (Joy N Contents Group), Taiwan (CMC Entertainment), Thailand (Monofilm) and China (WellGo USA Entertainment).

Steven Knight adapted the screenplay from Sam Munson’s 2011 novel about two teens who fall in love while investigating a friend’s murder in Washington DC.

Black Bicycle co-finances with Lotus and Beth O’Neil produces with Erika Olde of Black Bicycle and Lotus.

Last week, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired English-speaking territories including US and Canada, as well as the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Spain, Latin America, Scandinavia, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Greece, Portugal, Iceland, Israel, India and airlines.