Distributor Odeon Sky Filmworks has acquired the UK rights to thriller Surveillance, which will screen out of competition at Cannes.

Arclight Films is selling the title. Head of Odeon Sky Filmworks Tony Miller struck the deal with Arclight's executive vice-president Liz Mackiewicz.

Jennifer Lynch writes and directs and her father David Lynch serves as executive producer.

The film stars Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Pell James, Kent Harpert, Ryan Simpkins, Michael Ironside and French Stewart. The plot follows the aftermath of a killing spree in the Santa Fe desert, when the local police station is in disarray with a group of witnesses waiting for the Feds.

Miller said: 'This is a thoroughly well crafted and exciting thriller and I am delighted to have acquired the film from Arclight to add to the Filmworks slate.'

Mackiewicz added: 'Surveillance is a powerful and chilling thriller in the Lynch tradition and we are excited that Odeon Sky Filmworks will handle the marketing and release of the film in the UK.'

Surveillance is a Film Star Pictures/Lago Film production and will be released across the UK in autumn.