Samuel Goldwyn Films hasacquired US theatrical rights from Lightning Entertainment to the spiritual filmConversations With God.

Fox Home Entertainment hastaken North American video rights to theadaptation of Neale DonaldWalsch's bestselling series of books about his transformation fromhomeless person to spiritual guru.

Henry Czerny stars as Walschalongside Ingrid Boulting.

Goldwyn plans an autumnrelease.

Stephen Simon produced anddirected and Eric DelaBarre adapted the screenplay. Gay Hendricks serves asexecutive producer.

The film's worldwide salesagent Jonathan Dana, who also served as production consultant, negotiated the deals.

Conversations With God is the first film to be financed and produced byCinema Circle, whose Spiritual Cinema Circle film club offers spiritual titlesto worldwide viewers.

Goldwyn, Fox and Lightningpreviously teamed up on the 2005 sleeper hit What The Bleep Do We Know', which grossed more than $16m worldwide andhas sold close to 1m DVDs.

'I'm pleased to bebringing this inspirational and moving story to audiences all overAmerica,' said Meyer Gottlieb, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films.'The millions of Neale Donald Walsch readers and fans will not bedisappointed.'