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SUNDANCE: 'Salvation Boulevard' Sells to IFC/Sony for $1.5M

Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Marisa Tomei and Ed Harris star in the George Ratliff-directed satire.

“Salvation Boulevard” (George Ratliff, director)
Mandalay Pictures

Looking for a little divine rescue, IFC Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions have partnered to pick up North American rights to the religion satire Salvation Boulevard for about $1.5 million. IFC will release the film theatrically.

The Premieres section film had its world premiere Monday afternoon at the Library Center Theatre. [Read The Hollywood Reporter's review here.]

Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer ConnellyMarisa Tomei and Ed Harris star in the story of a duplicitous preacher, a former deadhead, a true believer, a security guard, an atheistic novelist and an antique handgun that collide in comedic ways. Director George Ratliff (Hell House) co-wrote the screenplay with Doug Max Stone; it’s based on the novel by Larry Beinhart.

Mandalay’s Cathy Schulman and Celine Rattray produced along with Peter Fruchtman.

The UTA Independent team repped the sale for the filmmakers – its eighth closed deal since Sunday -- and negotiated the deal with IFC execs Arianna Bocco and Betsy Rodgers and SPWA execs Scott Shooman and Michael Helfand.