Distributor acquires North American rights to the film, starring Halle Berry and inspired by a true story.

Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company, has acquired North American distribution rights to Frankie & Alice.

Inspired by a true story, Geoffrey Sax’s drama stars Halle Berry as a woman with multiple personality disorder who struggles to cope with her disease. The film also stars Stellan Skarsgard, Phylicia Rashad and Chandra Wilson.

Berry also produced the film, along with Vincent Cirrincione.

Codeblack Films’ general manager Quincy Newell negotiated the film acquisition with David B. Strapko of 37 Star Media Fund Corp. and Stephanie Denton of New Cadence Entertainment.

Jeff Clanagan, Codeblack Films president, commented: “Codeblack is thrilled to bring this important film to theatres nationwide delivering on our commitment to bring more quality films to the marketplace.”

“This is a career landmark for Halle as this is her first role as producer. She has done a brilliant job and we anticipate that it will be very well received by diverse audiences both in North America and abroad,” added 37 Star Media Fund chairman Robert Watts.

Frankie & Alice will be released on April 4, 2014.