New York-based Oscilloscope Pictures has picked up North American rights to Kelly Reichardt's road movie Wendy And Lucy, which premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes.

Oscilloscope plans a December 10 release at Film Forum in New York City followed by a national expansion in early 2009.

The film is based on Jonathan Raymond's short story Train Choir and stars Michelle Williams as a woman who travels to Alaska in search of summer work when her car breaks down in Oregon. Walter Dalton, Will Oldham, Larry Fessenden, John Robinson and Will Patton round out the cast.

David Fenkel of Oscilloscope Pictures negotiated the deal with Tanja Meissner of Memento Films International and Neil Kopp and filmscience's Anish Savjani on behalf of the film-makers.