Gary Rubin's First Independent Pictures has acquired US rights from Working Title Films to the coming-of-age comedy Sixty Six.

Paul Weiland's tale of a boy's bar mitzvah that coincides with the day England wins the football World Cup Final will open on August 1 in New York and stars Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Rea Catherine Tate and newcomer Gregg Sulkin.

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Elizabeth Karlsen produced and Richard Curtis served as executive producer.

Rubin and attorney Shelley Surpin brokered the deal with ICM on behalf of Weiland.