Miramax Films has acquired rights in the US, Australia and New Zealand to thriller Tangled from Myriad Pictures. Produced by Tapestry Films which produced She's All That for Miramax as well as Pay It Forward and The Wedding Planner, Tangled stars Rachael Leigh Cook, Shawn Hatosy, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Lorraine Bracco and Estella Warren.

The film is the story of a fight between two college students who go to great lengths to win over a girl - eventually escalating into a violent confrontation.

Myriad has already sold the film overses to Filmax in Spain, Highlight in Germany, Egmont in Scandinavia, Three Lines in Benelux and Warner/Nu Metro in South Africa.

Andrew Horowitz, senior vice president of acquisitions, and Michelle Krumm, director of acquisitions, negotiated on behalf of Miramax. Kirk D'Amico, president, and Eric Christenson, Executive Vice President, Sales and Distribution for Myriad Pictures.

Tangled is yet another acquisition for a once-again aggressive Miramax which so far this year alone has picked up Italian For Beginners, Everybody Famous!, The Taste Of Others, Amelie, The Legend Of Zu and Avalon.