Los Angeles-baseddistributor Echo Bridge has bought all US rights from Devine Entertainment toDavid Devine's family comedy Bailey's Billion$ starring Tim Curry, Jennifer Tilly, Dean Cain andLaurie Holden.

The picture centres on a talking dog voiced by Jon Lovitz that inherits abillion dollar fortune and sparks extreme envy among his late owner'srelatives.

Echo Bridge will release the picture this year in association with AllianceAtlantis division Odeon Films. Alliance Atlantis is releasing in Canada.

Devine produced with Richard Mozer, Michael Cowan and Jason Petrie.

"We are very pleased to be working with experienced associates like MichaelRosenblatt and the rest of Echo Bridge's management team," Devine said in astatement.

"They understand the family feature film market and we believe that Echo Bridgecan make the most of the opportunities for Bailey's Billion$ in the US."

"Devine Entertainment has produced yet another exceptional film that shouldconnect with a wide family audience and play very well," Rosenblatt, one offour Echo Bridge managing partners, added.