Samuel Goldwyn Films will release writer-director Richard Kelly’s “Southland Tales” in U.S. theaters on Nov. 9 in partnership with Destination Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group.

Pic, Kelly’s follow-up to his cult hit “Donnie Darko,” is set in Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as the city stands on the brink of social, economic and environ-mental disaster.

Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson stars alongside Seann William Scott and Sarah Michelle Gellar in the sci-fi thriller.

Pic, which preemed at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006, also features thesps Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore and Amy Poehler.

Kelly is skedded to appear at Comic-Con on Friday to greet fans and sign autographs.