IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club.
The film, written by playwright Laura Wade, stars Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay and Holliday Grainger.
Set among the privileged elite of Oxford University, The Riot Club follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first-year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
The film was produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures with the support of the BFI Film Fund, Film4 and Pinewood.
The film made its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 6.
“Lone is an expert storyteller and this film is a darkly gleeful exposé of the British elite unlike anything before it,” Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring said.
The deal was negotiated by Sundance Selects/IFC Films’ Arianna Bocco. HanWay Films’ Thorsten Schumacher repped the filmmakers.