Unified, Epoch ink two-picture deal

Both films set for a spring theatrical rollout

Los Angeles-based Unified Pictures has struck a two-picture U.S. theatrical distribution deal with Cinema Epoch for the revenge film "The Perfect Sleep," directed by Jeremy Alter and starring Roselyn Sanchez, and the romantic dramedy "Bob Funk," directed by Craig Carlisle and starring Rachel Leigh Cook.

Both films will be released in theaters this spring. Magnolia Home Entertainment will handle home video distribution.

"Funk" stars Cook, Michael Leydon Campbell, Amy Ryan, Grace Zabriskie, Eddie Jemison and Stephen Root. The film is produced by Unified's Ben Ruffman and Keith Kjarval.

It revolves around the quick-witted and sardonic title character who is fired from his job by his mother. In an attempt to regain his job and his life, he agrees to quit drinking, go to therapy and report to a new boss who just happens to be the girl he has fallen for.

"Sleep," directed by Alter from a script by Anton Pardoe, stars Roselyn Sanchez, Anton Pardoe and Patrick Bauchau. Alter, Pardoe and Kjarval produced for Unified.

In the movie, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to in order to save a woman he has always loved yet can never have.