North American distribution rights to From Paris With Love acquired by Lionsgate

MUMBAI: Lionsgate has acquired North American distribution rights (including Canada) to the EuropaCorp-produced action/thriller From Paris With Love.

From Paris With Love which has been directed by Pierre Morel stars John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The screenplay is written by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak. Besson has also produced the movie for EuropaCorp.

From Paris With Love recently completed production in France. Lionsgate has scheduled the film for release on 19 February, 2010. The deal marks the third collaboration between Lionsgate and EuropaCorp, following the studio’s distribution of EuropaCorp’s Transporter 3 last Thanksgiving and High Tension in 2005.

Lionsgate president of acquisitions and co-productions Jason Constantine said, "We are thrilled to be back in business with our friends at EuropaCorp, who are masters of the sharp, clever high-octane thriller. From Paris With Love is the creme de la creme of the genre, boasting a terrific filmmaking team and the inspired star pairing of John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers."

Besson added, "It is a pleasure to reunite with our friends at Lionsgate, who bring great energy and flair to the marketing and distribution of our films. In a sense, Lionsgate and EuropaCorp are mirroring a great tradition of action films – we have become a buddy team!"

EuropaCorp COO Pierre-Ange Le Pogam said, "From Paris With Love achieves the holy trinity of the action genre: great stars, terrific action and amazing locations. We are very excited that Lionsgate is joining us for this new adventure."