ARC Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Echoes Of War, the James Badge Dale-starring Western thriller that now has a May 15 theatrical and VOD release date.

Directed by Kane Senes and co-written by Senes and John Chriss, the pic is set in post-Civil War Texas where two neighboring farm families are grieving their losses while they struggle to survive. When Wade Riley (Dale) returns from fighting for the Confederacy, he discovers that Randolph McCluskey (William Forsythe) and family have been stealing animals from the Reillys’ traps. He decides to take matters into his own hands, sparking another tragic and senseless war. Ethan Embry, Maika Monroe and Rhys Wakefield co-star.

American Film Production’s George Voskericyan executive produced and Senes, Chriss of Country Club, Dave Szamet, Provenance Pictures’ Steven J. Berger, Kyle Fischer and AFP’s J.M.R. Luna produced. The deal was negotiated by ARC head of acquisitions Scott Moesta and Highland Film Group brokered on behalf of the filmmakers. Highland reps international sales.

Recent ARC releases include the Jason Isaacs pic Field Of Lost Shoes, and it recently picked up the Sarah Hyland movie See You In Valhalla for an April 24 bow.