Focus has set a July 30 US release this year for Tom McCarthy’s thriller Stillwater starring Matt Damon.
Universal Pictures International will handle the Participant and DreamWorks Pictures production in select territories.
Damon plays an American oil-rig worker from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille and fights to exonerate his estranged daughter after she is imprisoned for a murder she says she did not commit.
The film also stars Abigail Breslin and Camille Cottin.
McCarthy (Spotlight, The Station Agent) and Marcus Hinchey co-wrote the screenplay with Thomas Bidegain and Noé Debré.
Steve Golin, Tom McCarthy, Jonathan King, and Liza Chasin serve as producers.