EXCLUSIVE: Spotlight Pictures has acquired international rights to the romance Tar starring James Franco, Mila Kunis and Jessica Chastain.

Tar is based on a poetry collection by Pulitzer prize-winning poet CK Williams. The film blends adaptations of 12 poems to create a lyrical road trip through Williams’ life.

Franco stars as Williams, while Kunis plays his wife Catherine and Chastain portrays his mother. Rounding out the cast are Zach Braff, Henry Hopper and Bruce Campbell.

“We are thrilled to be working with Rabbit Bandini Productions and introducing such a beautiful, high-profile film to our buyers in Cannes,” said president of international sales for Spotlight Pictures Scott Bedno.

Carlos Rincon at Spotlight Pictures brokered the deal with Vince Jolivette and Miles Levy for Rabbit Bandini Productions.