Optimum nabs five pix

Cannes Brief

CANNES — Fresh from being bought by StudioCanal, U.K. distrib Optimum Releasing has picked up five movies at the start of the Cannes Film Market.

Distrib has pre-bought Sarah Gavron’s “Brick Lane” from FilmFour and Steve Miner’s horror project “Day of the Dead” from Nu Image/Millennium Films.

It has also picked up Luc Besson’s “Angel-A” and Gerard Krawczyk’s “Taxi 3,” both from EuropaCorp, and “The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang” from Cinetic Media.

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