New Films International has acquired the worldwide rights to Christopher B. Landon's Burning Palms which features an ensemble cast including Zoe Saldana Dylan McDermott Paz Vega and Rosamund Pike. Burning Palms is a dark comedy that interlaces five stories set in different Los Angeles neighborhoods where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate. Nesim Hason president of New Films International and New Films Cinema says We are excited to be distributing Burning Palms Worldwide and we are planning the US theatrical release for early 2011. The overall deal between New Films and the producers was finalized right after the film's World Premier at the Newport Beach Film Festival by Ron Gell New Films chief content officer Oren Segal producer of Burning Palms and brokered by Straw Weisman. Gell says Burning Palms is a smart independent cast-driven film that we expect will be a breakout film in the US theatrically and deliver in the International marketplace. Segal says Burning Palms is a daring film. Writer director Christopher B. Landon delivered a powerful narrative with performances from an incredibly strong cast. Burning Palms is an experience that audiences will never forget.