Optimum acquires trio of films

Distributor takes 'Prophet,' 'Hierro,' 'Splice'

U.K. distrib Optimum Releasing has acquired Jacques Audiard’s competish entry “A Prophet” from Celluloid Dreams, Gabe Ibanez’ “Hierro” from Wild Bunch and Vincenzo Natale’s “Splice” from Gaumont.

The company, which also acquired Ian Fitzgibbon’s “Perrier’s Bounty” from HanWay Films, has tapped former Paramount exec John Trafford-Owens as its new head of theatrical distribution.

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