Entertainment One Films has picked up U.S. and Canadian rights to Miss Meadows, written and directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins. The deal marks the first film acquisition under Barry Meyerowitz who is integrating his Phase 4 Films into eOne.

Katie Holmes stars as a sweet and proper elementary school teacher who’s moonlighting as a gun-toting vigilante. James Badge Dale, Mary Kay Place and Jean Smart co-star. Crazy Heart’s Eric Brenner and Rob Carliner are producing. Pic is slated for a fall theatrical release.

The deal was negotiated for eOne Films by Larry Greenberg, SVP Acquisitions, and for the filmmakers by ICM Partners. Holmes is repped by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.