ArtisanEntertainment has closed on its acquisition of North American distributionrights to My Dark Places, the film of James Ellroy's autobiographical novel, in a deal struck with Myriad Pictures.

Thefilm is to be directed by Robert Greenwald and star David Duchovny as Ellroy,who finds himself embroiled in the investigation of his mother's murder thathappened when he was ten years old.

Myriadis co-producing and financing the film, which is being produced by Greenwaldand Michael McDonnell and executive produced by Kirk D'Amico and Lucas Foster.Jan Oxenberg adapted the screenplay from Ellroy's novel.

Thedeal adds another film to Artisan's distribution output this year, which alsoincludes acclaimed documentary Amandla! A Revolution In Four-Part Harmony and Dirty Dancing sequel Havana Nights

Alsoon its release slate is another collaboration with Myriad, Eulogy. Starring Ray Romano,Debra Winger, Hank Azaria, Rip Torn, Jesse Bradford, Zooey Deschanel, GlennHeadly and Kelly Preston, the family comedy is due to start shooting in LosAngeles tomorrow.

Duringthis week's American Film Market, Myriad announced it had sold Eulogy to Momentum Pictures forthe UK and Australia, and to Filmax in Spain.