Pathe Distribution has acquired the UKrights to Paul Haggis' feature debut Crash, starring SandraBullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, JasonIsaacs, Ludacris, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe and Larenz Tate.

Crash uses a layered structure to tell the stories of amulti-racial group of characters in contemporary LA whose lives inter-connectthrough a sequence of events around a car accident.

Crash is produced by Cathy Schulman, Don Cheadle, Bob Yari, Mark Harris, BobbyMoresco and Paul Haggis. Arclight are handling International sales.

Berenice Fugard, head of acquisitions, commented: "Thescript was poignant and compelling and the ensemble cast is fantastic. We are delighted to be working with Arclighton this exciting project."

Gary Hamilton of Arclight, said: "Weare delighted to have done our first deal with Pathe. Their enthusiasm for thisproject has been evident from the beginning, even before we began casting."