Los Angeles-based sales and distribution company Lightning Entertainment has acquired international rights from Open Sky Entertainment to The Cougar Club.

Christopher Duddy directed the comedy from a screenplay he co-wrote with Glenn Garland and Cris Mancuso about college graduates who establish a club of young men who pursue sexually desirable older women.

Jason Jurman and Warran Kole star with Faye Dunaway, Izabella Scorupco, Carrie Fisher, Loretta Devine, and Joe Mantegna.

Duddy and Garland produced and Eric Rinestone and Jeff Silverman served as executive producers on the film.

'The performances and chemistry among the cast really bring the story to life and deliver an entertaining take on a pop-cultural phenomenon,' Lightning co-president Richard Guardian said.

Guardian and senior vice president of acquisitions Joseph Dickstein brokered the deal with Open Sky.

Lightning's EFM sales slate includes West, Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger, Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas, Conversations With God, Grimm Love and The Killing Floor.