LosAngeles-based independent Echo Bridge has acquired worldwide rights in allmedia from Revere Pictures to the family picture When Zachary Beaver Came ToTown.

Adapted from Kimberly Willis Holt's National BookAward-winning young adult novel by John Schultz, who also directed, the picturecentres on the fateful arrival of a sideshow attraction in a sleepy Texas town.

Eric Stoltz,Jonathan Lipnicki, Jane Krakowski and Sasha Neulinger star and Amy Robinson,Jay Julien and Michael Corrente produced. Roger Marino served as executiveproducer.

"This is abeautiful film that connects with audiences on many levels, much like StandBy Me," Echo Bridge'smanaging partner Michael Rosenblatt said in a statement.

"Combining greatacting with a powerful and poignant story, we feel it will be widely embraced.The acquisition of the film exemplifies our strategy to build a diverse slateof feature films with wide commercial appeal."

Echo Bridge will present When Zachary Beaver Came ToTown to buyers at the AFM next month.

Tobe Hooper'shorror feature Mortuaryis currently in pre-production for the company.