Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to G.B.F, or Gay Best Friend, which closed Outfest 2013 in Los Angeles on Sunday night [21].

Darren Stein directed the high school comedy from a debut screenplay by George Northy.

Sasha Pieterse, Evanna Lynch, Natasha Lyone, Joanna Levesque, Michael J Willett, Paul Iacono, Megan Mullally and Rebecca Gayheart star.

Richard Bever, Stephen Israel, Stein and Northy produced G.B.F. and Jennifer Levine, David Skinner and Tom Gorai served as executive producers.

Peter Jarowey of Vertical Entertainment and Zac Bright of Preferred Content negotiated the deal.

“We look forward to working with [Vertical Horizon] and sharing this film with audiences everywhere,” said Stein.

G.B.F. is expected to open in early 2014.