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Sony Pictures to distribute Peace Arch's TV show 'The Tudors' globally

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MUMBAI: Canadian firm Peace Arch Entertainment has announced that Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights outside the US for DVD, television, mobile and new media for the 10-part television series The Tudors.

Showtime Networks holds the US distribution rights to The Tudors scheduled to premiere in the US next year.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will broadcast the show in Canada, where Peace Arch Home Entertainment will distribute on DVD.

The show tells the tale of the young, powerful, seductive King Henry VIII, focusing on the tumultuous early years of the ambitious King's nearly 40-year reign of England. Bold and passionate about his country and his women, Henry's obsession with ensuring his legacy led to beheadings of friend and foe, waging war, and challenging the almighty Catholic Church of England, forever changing the soul of the British Empire.

The Tudors stars Golden Globewinning actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers Match Point, Bend It Like Beckham as the young, sexy and ruthless King Henry VIII; Sam Neill Jurassic Park plays Cardinal Thomas Wolsey - a minister who possessed great power until he failed his King; Henry Czerny Mission Impossible plays The Duke of Norfolk who learned that the only thing that mattered was winning and keeping the favor of the King.

Jeremy Northam Gosford Park plays Sir Thomas More - a man whose principles sent him to the chopping block; Gabrielle Anwar Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead plays Princess Margaret, Henry's spoiled sister who was married off to become Queen of Scotland.

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