Gary Rubin's FirstIndependent Pictures (FIP) has acquired all US and Canadian rights to Edmond, the all-star screen adaptation of David Mamet's picaresquetale of self-discovery.

Wild Bunch has international rights on the project, which recently wrapped and is directed byStuart Gordon. In Berlin the film was sold to Tartan Films for the UK and Eire, Falcom for Germany, SPI for Poland, Umut Sanat for Turkey, and Pan-Europeene for France.

Starring William H Macy,Julia Stiles, Bail Ling, Joe Mantegna, Denise Richards, Mena Suvari, and DylanWalsh, among others, Edmondcentres on the dark story of an everyman who abandons his boring life and embarksupon a search for fulfillment.

Chris Hanley and MollyHassell of Muse Productions served as producers, along with Kevin Ragsdale ofPretty Dangerous Films, Duffy Hecht, Stuart Gordon, Roger Kass and Mary McCann.

Tricia van Klaveren, Rubin,Steven Hays, Felix and Katherine Werner, Hamish McAlpine, Al Corley, BartRosenblatt and Eugene Musso served as executive producers.

Rubin and Shelley Surpin ofSurpin, Mayerson and Edelstone negotiated on behalf of FIP.

"FIP is very gratified to bepicking up a great dark work from one of our master writers, David Mamet, andwith an astonishingly fine role for William H Macy, who again proves himself tobe one of America's greatest actors," Rubin said in a statement.

First Independent Pictures'first theatrical release Mail Order Wife is scheduled to open in Los Angeles and New York on Mar 11.

Gordon previously directedthe world premiere of Mamet's Sexual Perversity In Chicago, mounted at the director's Chicago-based OrganicTheatre.