Sony Pictures Classics has finally announced its deal for US and Latin American rights to David Michod’s Sundance World Cinema Jury Prize winner Animal Kingdom.

Rena Ronson of UTA represented North American rights on behalf of producer Liz Watts and Porchlight Films after fielding several offers following the first screenings last month in Park City.

E1 Entertainment International is handling foreign sales and has licensed to Optimum Releasing in the UK, ARP in France, Mikado on Italy, Scanbox in Scandinavia, and Film Deport for the CIS.

Animal Kingdom was financed in conjunction with Screen Australia, Porchlight Films, Film Victoria, Screen NSW, Fulcrum Finance and Showtime Australia and E1 Entertainment.

The Melbourne-set gangster saga stars Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton and James Frecheville. Bec Smith and Vincent Sheehan served as executive producers.