Film unit nabs rights to Kevin Kline starrer

Zeitgeist Films has picked up U.S. rights to Sandrine Bonnaire-Kevin Kline starrer “Queen to Play” for release early next year.

The French-language pic, helmed by Caroline Bottaro, centers on a hotel maid (Bonnaire) whose growing interest in chess is nurtured by her American employer (Kline). Jennifer Beals and Dominic Gould also are among the cast.

Produced by Dominique Besnehard and Michel Feller, “Queen to Play” screened as part of the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009.

Recent releases for Zeitgiest include docu “The Oath,” which had a theatrical run in New York in May.

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