Spanish outfit Alta Films has picked up theatrical distribution rights for Spain to Lisa Azuelo's French comedy LOL (Laughing Out Loud) from Pathe International.

The film is a co-production between Pathe, Bethsabee Mucho, TF1 and M6 Films in collaboration with Canal+, CNC, CineCinema and Poisson Rouge Pictures.

LOL (Laughing Out Loud) is a coming of age tale focusing on sixteen year old Lola's (Christa Theret) complex relationship with her mother (Sophie Marceau) and her school friends as she begins to enter and understand the world of adults.

The film has already made $11.7m at the French box office since its release on 6 February, putting it ahead of such films as The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire. Worldwide it has taken more than $12m.

Alta has not yet confirmed a release date for LOL.

Azuelo previously wrote and directed the comedies Comme T'Y Es Belle! and Ainsi Soient-Elles starring Vincent Cassel.