According to The Hollywood Reporter, Samuel Goldwyn Films said Monday that it has acquired North American rights to Randall Miller's Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School. The film, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, stars Robert Carlyle, Marisa Tomei, John Goodman, Mary Steenburgen, Sean Astin, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny DeVito. Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the film in September.

Based on a short film created 15 years ago by Miller and wife Jody Savin, Dancing centers on a widowed man's life that is turned upside down when he embarks on a journey to find a dying man's long-lost love.

The film also stars David Paymer, Adam Arkin, Sonia Braga, Ernie Hudson, Miguel Sandoval, Elden Henson and Camryn Manheim.

Evan Jacobs