Maya Entertainment has acquired the US theatrical and DVD rights to Jose Ivan Santiago's gangster drama Talento De Barrio starring reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee.

The film opens in select markets on September 19 and tells of a young man from the Puerto Rican barrios whose past catches up with him after he falls for a rich girl. Daddy Yankee recorded and produced the soundtrack.

Maya's head of new business development Kevin Benson and Jose Martinez Jr brokered the deal with attorney Edwin Prado and producer George Rivera representing Pichaera Records.

'Maya Entertainment is a company that passionately believes in Latino films,' Rivera said. 'They identify the smart strategy to position films, creating excitement and bringing quality to the marketplace.'