Lionsgate has acquired all U.S. distribution rights from Sobini Films to Victor Salva's drama Peaceful Warrior. Much like its protagonist, the film has taken a long and winding journey from its origin as Dan Millman's 1980 best-seller Way of the Peaceful Warrior.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that producer David Welch nabbed the rights but found the tale of a college gymnast on a spiritual journey difficult to bring to the screen.