"Scratch," Doug Pray's independent film that looks at hip-hop inspired DJs, has been acquired by Palm Pictures and will see theatrical release later this year. Featuring the likes of Q-Bert, DJ Shadow

"Scratch," Doug Pray's independent film that looks at hip-hop inspired DJs, has been acquired by Palm Pictures and will see theatrical release later this year. Featuring the likes of Q-Bert, DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, and Beastie Boys collaborator Mix Master Mike, the film traces the evolution of "turntablism."

A spokesperson for Palm Pictures says the film will be released sometime after France's annual Cannes Film Festival this May, and expects "Scratch" to hit theaters in late summer.

The film was picked up by Palm after it was screened for competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Palm will also handle distribution of the film's soundtrack, while Ryko Distribution will issue the film on DVD and sputnik7 will stream "Scratch" on the Web.

Pray, who also spearheaded 1996's grunge documentary "Hype," recently edited Allen and Albert Hughes' "American Pimp." The Hughes' brothers, who directed 1993's "Menace II Society," served as executive producers on "Scratch."