Paramount Vantage, the art house division of Paramount Pictures picked-up the Canadian feature "How She Move" at this year's Sundance.
The gritty drama focuses on the 'step-dancing' scene in Toronto's Jane-Finch corridor, following a 17-year-old girl who turns to step-dancing to earn her way back into a private school.
The studio bought the film for $3.4 million (US) after a bidding war with several other distributors.
"How She Move" was written by Annmarie Morais of Brantford, Ont. and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid, a Tanzanian-born filmmaker who grew up in Toronto.
The film stars Canadian performers Dwain Murphy from Toronto and Brennan Gademans from BC.
"Stomp The Yard" another step-dancing feature is currently at the top of the North American box office.