Monterey Media has acquired U.S. rights to Big Muddy, Jefferson Moneo’s modern-day Western that had its world premiere last month at the Toronto Film Festival. The Canadian pic stars Nadia Litz, Stephen McHattie, Justin Kelly and Rossif Sutherland. An early 2015 release is planned.

The pic centers on a grifter (Litz) who has a dark personal history she’d rather not remember and more skeletons in her closet than she’d care to admit. After her teenage son becomes involved with seedy characters, she must face her violent past in order to secure her son’s future.

Producer Bob Crowe of Canada’s Angel Entertainment and Monterey’s Scott Mansfield made the deal.