Lions Gate Films has acquired all North American rights to Millenium Films' The Grey Zone, which is set for its world premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Directed by Tim Blake Nelson and based on his own award-winning Off Broadway play, The Grey Zone is a drama, set in Auschwitz, about the Sonderkommando, the Jews who were forced to help the Nazis execute their fellow Jews. The cast is led by Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, David Arquette and Mira Sorvino. Producers are Nelson and Christine Vachon and Pan Koffler of Killer Films.