First Independent Handles Dark Matter

First Independent Pictures will handle US theatrical distribution for Chen Shi-Zheng’s dramatic thriller “Dark Matter” reports Reuters.

Based on a true story, the film follows a Chinese science student (Liu Ye) invited by a professor (Aidan Quinn) to travel to the U.S. to study for his Ph.D., but the pressures of his new environment cause him to slowly unravel.

Meryl Streep plays his mentor. The film, which premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, will be released in April.