UK distributor Metrodome has acquired all UK rights to the award winning drama Sherrybaby, starring Maggie Gyllenhaaland written and directed by Laurie Collyer.

The deal was negotiatedbetween David Jourdan, general manager from US sales agent Katapult and Metrodome's general managertheatrical Sara Frain and acquisitions manager Kate Falconer.

Frain said: 'Maggieproves once again to be one of the leading actors of her generation in thisOscar-worthy performance.'

Gyllenhaal won the bestactress prize for the role at the Karlovy Vary and Stockholm festivals. Collyer also picked up the Crystal Globeand Bronze Horse Awards at those fesetivals. Sherrybaby premiered in competition at Sundance 2006.

The film follows Gyllenhaal'scharacter Sherry as she gets out of prison and tries to establish a new lifewith her young daughter.

Metrodome's 2007 slate alsoincludes Them, Days OfGlory, Away From Her and Water.