Sandrew Metronome has bought the rights and closed the deal, which coversall the Nordic countries Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland, with the film's co-producer Ilann Girard and his company Arsam

GoodbyeBafana written by James Gregory and Bob Graham tells the true story of awhite South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the blackprisoner, Nelson Mandela, whom he guarded for twenty years.

The warden James Gregory, a whiteAfrikaner who viewed all blacks as inferior grew up on a farm in the Transkei where he learned to speak Xhosa. Gregorywas therefore able to spy on Mandela and the other prisoners on Robben Island without them being aware that he couldunderstand what they were saying.

Over the course of many years, Mandelachanged Gregory's outlook on life from a bigoted racist to a supporter of theleader-in-waiting's view of a democratically free South Africa. Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Enemy at the Gates) stars as James Gregory andDennis Haysbert (24,Far From Heaven) plays Mandela. The budget is $30 million and the film goesinto production on March 27th.