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IFC Films has nabbed the North American rights to writer/director Tim Sutton’s Donnybrook, which had a world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
The indie, which stars Jamie Bell, Frank Grillo, Margaret Qualley and James Badge Dale, portrays two down-and-out American men traveling to a big-payout cage match.
IFC Films is understood to have struck a seven-figure deal for Donnybrook, which opened the Platform competition at TIFF. A 2019 theatrical release is planned.
“It is both an honor and a thrill to partner with IFC Films, a distributor with intelligence, integrity and the respect of so many filmmakers I admire,” Sutton said Friday in a statement. The distribution deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, executive vp of acquisitions and production at IFC Films, and UTA Independent Film Group.
Donnybrook is produced by David Lancaster, Stephanie Wilcox, Rumble Films and Backup Media, and is executive produced by Joel Thibout, David Atlan Jackson, Jean-Baptiste Babin, Andrew Schwartzberg and Jon Shiffman.
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