Icon Film Distribution has pre-bought John Boorman's South African-set drama Country Of My Skull for the UK, affirming the UK as one of the most active territories at the AFM.

Icon picked up all UK rights from UK-based The Works, which is going into production next month with Samuel L Jackson and Juliette Binoche in the lead roles.

Set against the backdrop of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the picture is being produced by Robert Chartoff, Mike Medavoy, Lynn Hendee and Kieran Corrigan.