Newmarket Films has acquired U.S. rights to director Jon Amiel's "Creation," starring Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany, and plans a December release.
The film, which focuses on Charles Darwin and his family as he struggles to finish "On The Origin of Species," played two weeks ago at the Toronto Film Festival.
After the Toronto screening, some predicted that U.S. distributors would be scared off by the theme of evolution.
Screenplay was written by John Collee, based on the biography "Annie's Box," which was written by Darwin's great-great grandson Randal Keynes.
Newmarket is best known for releasing "The Passion of the Christ."