Open Road is understood to have paid in the region of $4m for US rights to Bleed For This starring Miles Teller.
The drama is in post and tells the story of the Italian-American world boxing champion who recovered from a broken neck sustained in a car accident and went on to win another title.
The Solution Entertainment Group handles international sales and Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel are executive producers.
CAA and WME Global jointly represented US rights. Open Road pounced after watching the promo but will not set a release date until after delivery.
That means there could be an awards season campagin this year or in 2016. If Bleed For This does open this year it would be the second high-profile drama about a boxer; the other being Southpaw, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and will open in the US via TWC on July 24.
Meanwhile Alchemy has confirmed its US buy on Gaspar Noé’s Cannes Midnight selection Love (pictured).
Karl Glusman, Aomi Muyock and Klara Kristin star in the 3D film about a married man who reminisces about the greatest love affair of his life. Alchemy brokered the deal with Wild Bunch and CAA.