MPI Media Group said on Wednesday it has acquired Yelling to the Sky, a film drama starring two of the best young actresses working today: Gabourey Sidibe and Zoe Kravitz.
Yelling to the Sky is the writing and directing debut of Victoria Mahoney, who played a reporter in the 2001 movie Legally Blonde and Felicia in 1991's Switch.
Sidibe is the actress who delivered a stunning performance in the title role in 2009's Precious. Kravitz, the daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz, is perhaps best known for playing Angel Salvadore in this year's X-Men: First Class.
The movie is about Sweetness O'Hara, played by Kravitz, a 17-year-old New York girl who must fend for herself in a tough neighborhood when her family falls apart.
Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), Jason Clarke (Public Enemies) and Antonique Smith (Notorious) also star.
MPI plans a spring 2012 theatrical release followed by DVD and video on demand releases.
Yelling to the Sky is a Mahoney/Mulligan production. Mahoney, Billy Mulligan, Diane Houslin and Ged Dickersin produced.
Greg Newman, executive VP of MPI Media Group, negotiated the deal with Josh Braun of the sales company Submarine.