Ascot takes German rights to ‘Buried’

Sale follows Lionsgate pickup for North America

BERLIN — Swiss distrib Ascot Elite Entertainment Group has acquired all German-speaking rights to Rodrigo Cortes’ Sundance thriller “Buried,” starring Ryan Reynolds.

Pic, which was nabbed by Lionsgate following its world premiere at Sundance, centers on a civilian contractor who is kidnapped in Iraq and buried alive for ransom.

Paris-based Kinology is handling worldwide rights, excluding the U.S., for “Buried.”

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