Cannes: IFC Nabs Kristen Stewart Drama 'Anesthesia'

'Anesthesia'

In actor-director/writer Tim Blake-Nelson's new drama, a Columbia University professor of philosophy, Walter Zarrow (Sam Waterston), is violently mugged outside of an apartment building.  The plot follows the events preceding the attack and the lives of the characters brought together by the incident. Corey Stoll, Kristen Stewart and K. Todd Freeman also star in the film.  

Written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson, the film also stars Glenn Close, Sam Waterston and Gretchen Mol.

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to the Kristen Stewart starrer Anesthesia.

Written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson, the drama also stars Glenn Close, Sam Waterston and Gretchen Mol. UTA had been selling Anesthesia at the Cannes film market.

IFC plans to give the film a day-and-date release in 2016.

The story kicks off after the violent mugging of a Columbia University professor.

The film, which premiered in April at the Tribeca Film Festival, was produced by Nelson, Julie Buck, Josh Hetzler, John Molli and Christopher J. Scott.