British Dramedy 'Pride' Finds U.S. Home With CBS Films

Courtesy of Festival de Cannes

The movie, which premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival, tells the real-life story of gay activists who teamed up with striking miners in the mid-1980s.

CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Pride, the acclaimed British dramedy that made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. The film will begin rolling out in theaters on Sept. 19.

PHOTOS Cannes: THR's Photo Portfolio With Cate Blanchett, Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart

British director Matthew Warchus' second feature, Pride recounts the true story of how gay and lesbian activists helped U.K. miners during the lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers that began in summer 1984 during Margaret Thatcher's tenure as prime minister.

Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine and Andrew Scott lead the cast.

VIDEOS Cannes: Steve Carell, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett Preview Their Upcoming Movies

From a script by Stephen Beresford, Pride reveals how the miners initially rebuffed the efforts of the London-based activists who, undeterred, traveled to a tiny village in Wales to donate the money they had raised in person.

David Livingstone produced Pride, with Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan and Natascha Wharton executive producing.

PHOTOS The Party Scene at Cannes 2014

Pathe is distributing Pride in the U.K. and France.