Sony Pictures has acquired Australia/New Zealand and Latin American rights from
William Morris Independent (WMI) to Courtney Hunt's drama Frozen River. Sony Pictures Classics had already acquired the film for North America in Sundance where it won the grand jury prize in dramatic competition.

Melissa Leo stars in the film as a mother who out of desperation gets involved in smuggling people across the Canadian border.

William Morris Agency also signed on to represent Hunt and Leo in Sundance; meanwhile Rezo is handling the remaining international sales on the film in Berlin.