SPC picks up 'Mother and Child'

Annette Bening, Naomi Watts star

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. rights to Rodrigo Garcia's "Mother and Child," starring Annette Bening.

The film, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, was produced by Lisa Maria Falcone through her Everest Entertainment and Julie Lynn via her Mockingbird Pictures. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu served as exec producer.

Written and directed by Garcia, the film also stars Naomi Watts, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, and Kerry Washington.

The deal reunites SPC with Lynn, one of the producers of SPC's "The Jane Austin Book Club." Bening also previous worked with SPC, which when she was nominated for a best actress Oscar for "Being Julia."

WestEnd Films is the international sales agent on "Mother."