IFC Films Picks Up Al Pacino's 'Manglehorn'

The film, directed by David Gordon Green, just played Venice and Toronto

IFC Films has picked up U.S. rights to David Gordon Green's Manglehorn, starring Al Pacino, from Worldview Entertainment and Dreambridge Films. Pacino plays a small-town locksmith living in the past, who embarks on a new friendship with a woman played by Holly Hunter in the film written by Paul Logan.

The cast also includes Harmony Korine and Chris Messina. It was produced by Green, Lisa Muskat, Derrick Tseng and Worldview, and executive produced by Melissa Coolidge, Brad Coolidge, Todd J. Labarowski, Danny McBride and Jody Hill

Manglehorn had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, followed by its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

"This film is a testament to David's ability to bring out both the humor and melancholy of everyday life. This is his most mature, introspective work to date, and Pacino shines in a touchingly restrained performance,” Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, said in a statement.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, senior vp acquisitions at Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Cinetic Media and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.

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Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m. A previous version had Hoffman's name instead of Pacino's. THR regrets the error. 

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