Regent Releasing will release Russell Brown's Race You To TheBottom in early 2007after sister company here! Films acquired worldwide rights.

The feature directorial debut stars Cole Williams as a gay traveljournalist who invites his female lover, played by Amber Benson, on a romantictrip to California's Napa Valley wine country.

Jeremy Lelliott, Danielle Harris and Justin Hartley round out thekey cast. Brown wrote the screenplay and produced with Roni Deitz. here! Films acquired rights from Ronna Wallace at East Gate Pictures.

"I'm excited to begin this new partnership with here! andthrilled to have the opportunity to share Amber and Cole's performances with alarger audience," Brown said.

"Russell's brilliantly sharp and accomplished debut certainlycontinues here!'s trend of authentic and innovative projects that aim to bothenlighten and entertain our loyal and growing audience," Mark Reinhart,here! Films' executive vice president of distribution and acquisitions, said.