Red Arrow International has picked up worldwide distribution rights for major new Russian-made drama “Mata Hari”.

Produced by Star Media in partnership with Channel One Russia and Inter Ukraine, Red Arrow will launch the English-language version of the drama at MIPCOM 2016.

“Mata Hari” (12 x 1 hour) charts the extraordinary life of exotic dancer, courtesan and infamous spy Mata Hari.

The drama features an acclaimed international cast including Christopher Lambert (“Highlander”), John Corbett (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”), Rade Serbedzija (“X-Men: First Class”), Rutger Hauer (“Batman Begins”, “Blade Runner”) and French actress Vahina Giocante (“The Libertine”) in the title role of Mata Hari. Gerard Depardieu (“Life of Pi”) also guest stars.

Vlad Ryashin, Founder and General Producer at Star Media, said: “’Mata Hari’ is the story of an exceptionally strong woman who led a short but incredibly dramatic and flamboyant life. We are delighted to be working with Red Arrow International to bring her incredible story to people around the world”.

Henrik Pabst, Managing Director of Red Arrow International, said: “The scale and quality of this ambitious new drama is truly impressive and marks a real step change in the international ambitions of the Russian production sector. Star Media are a great partner and we are proud to be distributing ‘Mata Hari’ and launching the show at MIPCOM 2016”.

Directed by Dennis Berry (“Highlander”, “Stargate SG-1”) and Julius Berg, “Mata Hari” has recently completed filming in Lisbon and St Petersburg, and will air on Russian state network Channel One and Ukraine’s Inter later this year.