The distributor has picked up US, UK, Australia and New Zealand rights to the latest outing for Kevin Spacey, who plays an eccentric inventor on the comeback trail after eight years in prison who moves in with his estranged daughter.

Trent Cooper directed Father Of Invention, which played in official selection at Berlin and also stars Camilla Belle, Heather Graham, Virginia Madsen and Craign Robinson. Sunrise Films co-financed and Kia Jam produced.

Father of Invention offers two hours of great laughs with a talented cast,” Anchor Bay Entertainment president Bill Clark said. “We have no doubt that audiences worldwide will enjoy it as much as our worldwide team will enjoy working on it.”

“Kevin Spacey is one of the most versatile actors in our business and this film is proof of that,” evp of worldwide acquisitions and co-productions Kevin Kasha added. “It’s an excellent cast and Craig Robinson’s recent hits are proof that he has amazing comedic timing.”