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Circle inhales ‘Smoking’

Consortium to distrib Reitman movie in five territories

LONDON — Indie Circle, a pan-European consortium of independent distribs, has acquired Jason Reitman’s “Thank You for Smoking” from ContentFilm.

Pic will be released by Indie Circle partners Lucky Red in Italy, Haut et Court in France, Cineart in Belgium, A-Film in the Netherlands and Frenetic Film in Switzerland.

Co-produced by Content with David Sacks of Room 9 Entertainment, the movie is based on Christopher Buckley’s satirical novel about the tobacco business.

It stars Aaron Eckhart, Robert Duvall, Katie Holmes and William H. Macy, among others. Shooting started Jan. 25.

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