The distributor closed the deal with UK-based Hanway Films, reuniting with both Cronenberg and producer Jeremy Thomas.

A Dangerous Method is currently in post and stars Viggo Mortenson, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender and Vincent Cassel.

Christopher Hampton adapted the screenplay from his own play, about a beautiful patient who seduces the psychoanalyst Carl Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud.

“David Cronenberg and Jeremy Thomas have made a film that not only has an impeccable cast and crew working at the height of their talents but tells one of the most fascinating love triangles of the twentieth century,” SPC said in a statement. “The American public will enthusiastically embrace this picture. We are delighted to be in business again with Jeremy and David.”

“I’m very excited to be working again with my friends at Sony Pictures Classics on David’s wonderful film,” Thomas added.

SPC released David Cronenberg’s Spider as well as several films produced by Jeremy Thomas – Takeshi Kitano’s Brother, Wim Wender’s Don’t Come Knocking, and David Mackenzie’s Young Adam.