Senator admits guilt of U.S. ‘Nixon’ sales

Oscar-winner Penn, Watts, Cheadle star in Mueller pic

Senator Intl. has completed a slew of sales on Un Certain Regard entry “The Assassination of Richard Nixon,” and will also handle the U.S. sale of the pic.

Pic was been bought by UGC in France, Lucky Red in Italy and Wise Policy in Japan. Other territories sold include Greece, the Middle East, Portugal, Poland, Israel and Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Romania.

“Nixon,” directed by Niels Mueller, who also wrote pic with Kevin Kennedy, was produced by Alfonso Cuaron and Jorge Vergara.

Pic tells the story of a struggling salesman (Sean Penn) who loses his family and becomes obsessed with putting an end to the dishonesty that is corrupting society, starting at the top. Other cast members include Naomi Watts and Don Cheadle.

Exec producing credits are shared by Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente, Arnaud Duteil, Avram Butch Kaplan, Kevin Kennedy, Frida Torresblanco, Alexander Payne and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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