'Cracks' slips through to IFC

Thriller stars Eva Green, Juno Temple and Imogen Poots

IFC Films has acquired North American distribution rights to "Cracks," the feature directorial debut of Jordan Scott.

The thriller, which stars Eva Green ("Casino Royale") as a charismatic teacher at an all-girls boarding school, premiered in September at the Toronto International Film Festival. Juno Temple ("Atonement"), Imogen Poots ("28 Weeks Later") and Maria Valverde ("La Flaqueza del Bolchevique") also star as students vying for their teacher's attention.

Scott penned the screenplay, loosely based on Sheila Kohler's 1999 novel, with Ben Court and Caroline Ip.

"Cracks" was produced by Julie Payne for Scott Free, Kwesi Dickson for Future Films, Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, Rosalie Swedlin for Industry Entertainment and Christine Vachon for Killer Films, in association with John Wells. Ridley Scott and Tony Scott executive produced.

IFC plans a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release next year.
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