The Weinstein Company has picked up the coming-of-age comedy Submarine for North America.

Written and directed by writer/director Richard Ayoade, Submarine is a comedy which follows 15-year-old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) with two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to stop his mother from leaving his father for her danceteacher.

Submarine is an adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's stunning, award-winning novel which has attracted comparisons to J.D. Salinger.