TORONTO - Lionsgate has picked up the North American home entertainment rights for the Toronto film title Hellbenders from director J.T. Petty.
The mini-studio also took the home entertianment rights in India for the horror comedy about the exploits of the Brooklyn-based Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints, known as Hellbenders.
Film Arcade is releasing Hellbenders theatrically in the U.S.
The indie film stars Clancy Brown, Clifton Collins Jr., Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon, Macon Blair and Dan Folger.
Hellbenders was produced by Jon Denny, Lawrence Mattis, David Moscow, Mark Pederson and Aldey Sanchez.
Circle of Confusion and OffHollywood Pictures produced the film, in association with Ambush Entertainment.
Kevin Iwashina of Preferred Content repped the filmmakers on the deal with Lionsgate.
The Exchange is representing international rights and is selling the film at AFM 2012.