In a stellar piece of news announced today (May 1), major Hollywood studio Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the North American rights to Jordana Spiro’s directorial debut Night Comes On. The deal to secure the movie rights was negotiated by Peter Goldwyn, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films, and Jessica Lacy of ICM. The film, which took home the NEXT Innovator Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, explores themes of sisterhood, trauma and foster care.

Featuring stellar performances from The Deuce actress Dominique Fishback and 10-year-old newcomer Tatum Marilyn Hall in their feature film debuts, Night Comes On chronicles Angel LaMarre, a young girl released from a juvenile detention center on her 18th birthday. Marred by the wounds of her past, Angel embarks on a journey with her 10-year old sister to avenge her mother’s death by murdering her father. Jordana Spiro, best known as an actress on the Netflix drama Ozark, co-wrote the film with Angelica Nwanda, founder of the popular blog The Shade Room. 

Alvaro R. Valente, Jonathan Montepare, Danielle Renfrew Behrens serve as producers on the film. Spiro, along with Bill Harnisch, Ruth Ann Harnisch, David Stone, David BoiesIII, Donna Gruneich, Kevin Gruneich, Jenifer Westphal, Patty Quillin, Larry Taube, Jordana Spiro and Matthew Spitzer serve as executive producers.

Night Comes On is slated for a theatrical release this summer.