Fireworks Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquired all North American rights to Sandra Goldbacher's female relationship drama Me Without You.

The US partners bought the film, which stars Michelle Williams, Anna Friel and Kyle MacLachlan, from the UK's Capitol Films. The acquisition was announced by Meyer Gottlieb, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films, and Daniel Diamond, president of Fireworks Pictures.

The film, which screened in the Cinema Del Presente section of this year's Venice International Film Festival, tells the story of the thirty-year friendship of two women against the backdrop of the fashion, music and culture in 70's, 80's and 90's London.