The UK's Pathe Distribution has acquired Dinner Rush from Entertainment Capital Group (ECG).

The story about the dramas of New York's hippest Italian eatery has a cast including Danny Aiello, Vivian Wu, Sandra Bernhard and Summer Phoenix. Access Motion Picture Group, a subsidiary of ECG, will release the film in the US.

The film is directed by newcomer Bob Giraldi, a New York restaurateur who also owns London's Vong.

Berenice Fugard, head of acquisitions at Pathe, said the distributor will release the film this year.