Odd Lot International has signed a two-picture deal with US distributor Freestyle Releasing after the parties acquired the California wine industry drama Bottle Shock.

Freestyle will release in North America and Odd Lot International will commence foreign sales at Cannes next month. The parties will collaborate on another, yet to be announced project.

Bottle Shock, which premiered at Sundance this year, tells the story of the Paris Tastings of 1976, in which California wines impressed judges in a series of blind tastings and usurped French domination of the wine market.

Randall Miller directed from a screenplay he wrote with Jody Savin and Ross Schwartz. Bill Pullman, Alan Rickman, Rachael Taylor, Chris Pine, Freddy Rodriguez and Dennis Farina star.

Miller produced with Jody Savin, Brenda Lhormer, Marc Lhormer, J Todd Harris and Marc Toberhoff.

'We're thrilled to be in business with Freestyle,' Odd Lot International's Brian O'Shea said. 'They really get behind their films and develop smart, strategic marketing campaigns [T]his deal represents the calibre of our slate that we'll continue to deliver to our buyers.'

'We're delighted to be in business with Odd Lot and this deal allows us to continue to give film-makers a first rate experience with the distribution of their film,' Freestyle president and co-founder Susan Jackson said.

'Miller represents the type of quality film-maker we'll continue to work with and we're thrilled to be partnering with him in the release of Bottle Shock.'