Miramax Filmshas acquired all distribution rights for North America, Italy and Australia/NewZealand to MDP Worldwide's psychological thriller The I Inside. The film will be released in NorthAmerica under the Dimension Films label.

Starring RyanPhillippe, Sarah Polley and Stephen Rea and directed by Roland Suso Richter,the picture centres on an amnesiac's journey back in time to solve themystery of his brother's murder.

The I Inside is based on the play Point Of Death by Michael Cooney, who wrote thescreenplay, and marks the first English-language feature for director Richter,who is best known outside of Germany for the mini-series The Tunnel.

The project was brought toMiramax by Michelle Krumm, vice president of acquisitions and Matt Brodlie, seniorvice president. of acquisitions. Andrew Gumpert, Executive vice presidentof business and legal affairs negotiated the deal on behalf of Miramax and MarkDamon negotiated on behalf of MDP Worldwide. The William Morris Agencyacted as consultants to MDP.