United Artists has acquired rights in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and South Africa to David Gordon Green's next film The Undertow which is being sold here by Content International.

Gordon Green is the acclaimed young film-maker behind George Washington and All The Real Girls.

UA president Bingham Ray has been talking to Gordon Green for some time about working together, and said Ray, 'this one finally clicked.'

Written by Joe Conway and Green, the film stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Lucas, Jamie Bell and newcomer Devon Alan, The Undertow began production on April 8 in Savannah, Georgia and will wrap at the end of this week.

Set in the contemporary South, the film is a dramatic thriller about two brothers who run away from home following the death of their father and the arrival of their greedy, troubled uncle.

The film was developed by Ed Pressman and Terrence Malick's Sunflower Productions and then co-produced with and financed by Pressman and John Schmidt's ContentFilm. Producers are Lisa Muskat, Malick and Pressman, with Alessandro Camon and Schmidt as executive producers.

The Undertow deal was brokered by Danny Rosett and Mary Biebel of UA with Schmidt and Michael Roban of ContentFilm.

The film joins UA's 2003 slate which also includes Chen Kaige's Together, Peter Hedges' Pieces Of April, Brian Dannelly's Saved!, Irwin Winkler's Just One Of Those Things and Victor Salwa's Jeepers Creepers 2.