Relativity Media is closing a deal to acquire distribution rights to director Mike Binder's racially-charged drama Black and White, starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer.

Kevin Costner plays an attorney named Elliot, who has been raising his bi-racial granddaughter Eloise with his wife, after their daughter died during child birth. When the lawyer's wife passes away, Elliot is dragged into a custody battle with Eloise's African-American grandmother (Octavia Spencer), who believes the child should be raised by his biological father, who is also a drug addict.

Anthony Mackie, Gillian Jacobs, Jennifer Ehle,Andre Holland and Bill Burr co-star in the drama, which debuted at this year's Toronto Film Festival. Relativity is planning on an awards push for the film, although it isn't known exactly when it may be released. Open Road Films had been negotiating to pick up the rights, but a deal was never made.

Kevin Costner produced the film through his Treehouse Picutres company, alongside Mike Binder and Todd Lewis, with Cassian Elwes, Robert Ogden Barnum and Jacob Pechenik executive producing.