Miramax Films has acquired the Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to Anthony Mir's directorial debut You Can't Stop The Murders, marking the first acquisition for Miramax's newly formed Australian office under Victoria Treole.

The film is a comedy which also features stand-up comedian Mir alongside fellow comedians Gary Eck and Akmal Saleh. It tells the story about two local constables in a small Australian town who team up with a big city detective to solve a string of bizarre murders. Other Australian comedians Stephen Abbott, Gary Who, The Umbilical Brothers, Haskel Daniels and Jimeoin also star.

Matt Brodlie, LA-based senior vice president of acquisitions and Treole brought the project into Miramax which will be released by Miramax's new local distribution partnership with Buena Vista International under Miramax's Australia-based director of marketing and distribution David Collins.