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Momentum, Aurum pick up ‘Defiance’

Zwick pic is handled by Essential

CANNES — Momentum Pictures and its sister company Aurum have acquired Ed Zwick’s World War II action drama “Defiance” for the U.K. and Spain. Sales on the pic, which stars Daniel Craig, are being handled by Essential Ent.

This adds to a heavy slate of acquisitions for Momentum at Cannes, including “The Baader-Meinhof Complex” and “Get Some” from Summit, “Robosapien” and “Tekken” from Crystal Sky, and the untitled Larry Charles/Bill Maher doc from IM Global.

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