According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has bought worldwide distribution rights to HBO Films' untitled original motion picture musical starring Andre Benjamin and Antwan Patton, who make up the Grammy-winning duo OutKast.

The deal marks it the first time an HBO Films movie will be handled by a distributor other than Fine Line Features or the new Picturehouse, in which HBO is partnered with New Line Cinema. "We never imagined this was going to be a Picturehouse release," HBO Films president Colin Callender said in an interview. "It's a much bigger and broader piece of work than anything we imagined would be done by Picturehouse, at least in its early stages."