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Optimum nabs nine pics

U.K. distributor's haul includes films by Besson, Malick

LONDON — U.K. distrib Optimum Releasing, which is owned by pan-European film group StudioCanal, announced Thursday that it had acquired nine pics covering a wide variety of genres and styles.

First up is Luc Besson’s fantasy action adventure “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec,” which stars Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric and Gilles Lellouche. The film tells the story of a novelist/detective and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, dinosaurs and other distractions.

Optimum picked up two U.S.-set pics: Terrence Malick’s untitled romantic drama, whose cast includes Christian Bale, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem and Olga Kurylenko; and French helmer Kim Chapiron’s searing prison-set, “Dog Pound,” which world preems at Tribeca.

Also acquired was Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s “Sarah’s Key,” based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s best-seller, about an American journalist who stumbles on a terrible secret. The pic stars Kristin Scott Thomas

“Julia’s Eyes,” directed and co-written by Guillem Morales, is a Spanish-language psychological drama/thriller about a woman who is gradually losing her sight while she investigates the death of her blind twin.

The distrib acquired martial arts pics “Ong Bak 3,” the final part of martial arts expert Tony Jaa’s trilogy, and “True Legend.” Pic is helmed by Yuen Woo Ping, who handled the fight choreography on “The Matrix” trilogy, “Kill Bill” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” Michelle Yeoh stars in the Qing Dynasty-set pic about a man’s fight to restore his fortune and reputation.

Two docus were bought: Patrice Pooyard’s “The Revelation of the Pyramids” and Pierre Thoretton’s “L’amour fou,” which examines the relationship between Yves Saint Laurent and his life companion Pierre Berge.

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