First Independent Pictures has picked up Dark Matter and will release it in North American in April.

The drama premiered at Sundance 2007 and won the Alfred P Sloan Award for its portrayal of a brilliant Chinese cosmology student who is marginalized when he goes to the US to study for his PhD.

Chen Shi-Zheng directed and Meryl Streep, Liu Ye and Aidan Quinn star. Janet Yang, Mary Salter and Andrea Miller produced. Myriad Pictures chief Kirk d'Amico and Linda Chiu served as executive producers.

'Rarely do we have the opportunity to see such an authentic, nuanced portrayal of an international student on screen,' Yang said. 'The film aims to expand our awareness of the people around us.'