New Wave Films has acquired UK rights to Josh Akomfrah’s New Frontier entry.
Three US distributors are understood to be circling the allegory about mass migration to the UK as told through the prism of a reimagined Homer’s Odyssey.
Trevor Mathison, David Lawson and Akomfrah star and Lawson and Lina Gopaul produced.
New Wave’s Robert Beesom and Pam Engel negotiated the deal with Lawson and Gopaul of Smoking Dogs and Krysanne Katsoolis of Cactus Three.
The Nine Muses next screens in Park City on Tuesday following two earlier screenings on Friday and Saturday. It previously played in Venice, London and Dubai.