6 November 2013 12:12 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Worldview Entertainment has closed a deal for the North American distribution rights for Michel Hazanavicius’s drama, “The Search,” starring Berenice Bejo and Annette Bening.

“The Serach” is currently filming in the country of Georgia before moving to France. Wild Bunch is handling international sales and is introducing to the film to buyers at the American Film Market.

CAA represented Worldview on the acquisition.

Hazanavicius wrote the screenplay and is reuniting with “The Artist” producer Thomas Langmann. Worldview’s Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Maria Cestone and Sarah E. Johnson will executive produce.

The Search” is the second acquisition for Worldview this year following the pre-Cannes pick-up of “Jimmy P.,” starring Benicio Del Toro, which was later sold to IFC Films.

The Search” is the story of a relief worker who forms a special relationship with a young boy in warn-torn Chechnya and is based on Fred Zinnemann’s 1948 film with the same title, »

- Dave McNary

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