U Distribbing ‘Prez’ O’seas

Universal Pictures, via UIP, will distribute overseas Rob Reiner’s upcoming Castle Rock Entertainment production “The American President” starring Michael Douglas and Annette Bening.

Columbia Pictures will handle domestic theatrical and homevid distribution. Film is slated for a Christmas release.

Sources said the overseas distribution deal was made before Castle Rock had its international distribution arm fully in place. UIP is the foreign distribber of Universal, Paramount and MGM/UA.

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