Little League story purchased for full summer release

Image Entertainment has nabbed North American distribution rights to William Dear helmed sports-themed indie, “The Perfect Game,” with plans to launch the film theatrically in limited release this spring.

“Perfect Game,” based on a true story about a group of Mexican boys who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series, toplines Clifton Collins Jr, Cheech Marin, Jake Austin and Moises Arias. W. William Winokur adapted the script from his book.

David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud produced.

Deal was announced by Bill Bromiley, chief acquisitions officer for Image, following the film’s debut on April 2 at the Dallas Film Fest. Pic will go out in ancillary markets via Image late summer.

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