Lionsgate has acquired US rights from StudioCanal to Daniel Stamm’s horror film The Last Exorcism, formerly known as Cotton.

Eli Roth and Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham, Eric Newman and Tom Bliss produced the tale of a dishonourable priest who invites a film crew to record his final days as a fraudulent exorcist.

When he is faced with pure evil, the man must summon his faith to overcome the most profound challenge of his life and save a young girl. Patrick Fabian stars as Reverend Cotton Marcus alongside Ashley Bell.

Lionsgate president of acquisitions and co-productions Jason Constantine, senior vice-president of acquisitions and co-productions Eda Kowan, and executive vice-president of business and legal affairs, acquisitions and co-productions Wendy Jaffe negotiated the deal with StudioCanal.