Regent Releasing has swooped on worldwide distribution rights to US comedy The Blue Tooth Virgin written and directed by Russell Brown.

Regent plans a limited release in early 2009 following the film's world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival last summer, where it won the special jury award.

The story charts the fall-out between an aspiring screenwriter and his magazine editor friend after the writer asks his friend for honest feedback on his latest creative effort.

Austin Peck, Bryce Johnson, Tom Gilroy, Roma Maffia, Lauran Stamile, Amber Benson and Karen Black star.

West Coast general manager and executive vice president of distribution and acquisitions Mark Reinhart brokered the deal with Ronna Wallace of Eastgate Pictures.

Regent released Brown's first feature Race You To The Bottom in March, 2007.