Palm Pictures has taken US rights from Latido Films to Marcelo Pineyro's Argentinian-Spanish psychological thriller The Method (El Metodo).

Palm plans a summer theatrical release followed by DVD roll-out for the story of a company that employs a brutal interview process to whittle down a pool of job applicants. Mateo Gil adapted the screenplay from Jordi Galceran's stage play.

'Marcelo Pineyro has directed a highly compelling and entertaining film in the spirit of David Mamet and Neil LaBute,' Palm's general manager Lisa Nishimura said. 'We are excited to bring such a fresh film to U.S. audiences.'

Palm's head of theatrical distribution Ed Arentz brokered the agreement with Latido's international sales partner Massimo Saidel.