New York-based specialist releasing operation Strand releasing has picked up North American rights on Thai comedy Iron Ladies II.

The gender-bending sequel directed by Yongyouth Thongkunthun was a huge box office hit in its native Thailand, where it grossed Baht 100m, and has been a top seller for sales agent, Fortissimo Film Sales.

The deal was negotiated by Jon Gerrans for Strand and Michael J Werner for Fortissimo.

Strand principal, Marcos Hu said 'Having worked together with Fortissimo on Iron ladies, we are delighted to be able to continue this fruitful partnership with Iron Ladies II.'