ARC Entertainment and XLrator Media have picked up all North American rights to the urban thriller 96 Minutes.

The partners plan a theatrical release in early 2012 on the story starring Brittany Snow, Evan Ross, Christian Serratos, J Michael Trautmann and David Oyelowo.

Aimee Lagos directed from her screenplay about four people whose lives converge in a shocking way.

96 Minutes premiered at SXSW where Ross won the jury award for breakthrough performance. Lee Clay, Justin Moore-Lewy, Charlie Mason and Paul Gilreath produced.

Barry Gordon of XLrator Media negotiated the deal with Ben Weiss of Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group. Content holds international rights. Lagos is represented by Management 360 and WME.