Overture Films has acquired The Men Who Stare At Goats, starring George Clooney and Ewan McGregor, from CAA.

Clooney’s Smokehouse partner Grant Heslov directed the adaptation of Jon Ronson’s book about the US Military’s top secret psychic experimental unit.

Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey also star. Clooney, Heslov and Paul Lister produced and Barbara A Hall served as executive producer.

Overture chief executive Chris McGurk and chief operating officer, Danny Rosett, said: “George chooses the most unique and thought-provoking projects of any leading actor today and Goats is no exception. It is no surprise that the tremendous ensemble Grant assembled for this picture has resulted in a hilarious and intelligent film that we think will captivate audiences.”

Winchester Capital co-financed the film with BBC Films contributing to the financing of development. CAA packaged the film and brokered the deal on behalf of the film-makers.