Odeon Sky Filmworks has taken all UK rights to Charles Martin Smith's Stone Of Destiny from Arclight Films.

Odeon Sky Filmworks head Tony Miller signed the deal with Arclight president Gary Hamilton.

The comedy drama premieres at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 21.

The cast features Charlie Cox, Kate Mara, Robert Carlyle, Billy Boyd, Peter Mullan and Brenda Fricker.

The story is based on the true tale of how a group of Scottish nationalistssteal the Scottish symbol of independence, The Stone Of Scone, from England in 1950.

Miller said: 'We're thrilled to acquire this exciting British film, which has a very relevant and thought-provoking story. It's a welcome addition to the Filmworks slate. I'm also delighted to be working with producers Mob and Infinity as well as Arclight from whom we acquired Surveillance at The Berlin Film Festival earlier this year.'

Hamilton added: 'Stone of Destiny is a compelling and thoroughly entertaining British drama and we are very happy to work with Odeon Sky Filmworks on the release of this title'.

Stone Of Destinyis produced by Infinity Features Entertainment and The Mob Film Company.

Odeon Sky Filmworks plans an autumn release in the UK and Ireland.