Myriad Pictures has sold Chen Kaige's $30m Killing Me Softly to Pathe Distribution for the UK and Amuse Video for Japan. Gaga Communications will handle the film's Japanese theatrical release.

Starting principal photography on October 30th in London, the erotic thriller stars Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes, with Natascha McElhone and Ian Hart co-starring. Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock's Montecito Pictures are producing.

The story follows an American advertising executive living in London who leaves her comfortable but ordinary relationship for a dangerously obsessive bond with a mysterious mountaineer. It marks Chen's first English-language feature.