IFC has date with 'Hideous Men'

Acquires U.S. rights to John Krasinski's directorial debut

IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to John Krasinski's directorial debut "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men." Krasinski also wrote and stars in the dark comedy, based on the book by David Foster Wallace.

"Interviews," which premiered at Sundance in January, stars Julianne Nicholson as a graduate student interviewing a series of men for her thesis project. Krasinski plays one of the interview subjects, alongside Will Arnett, Dominic Cooper, Bobby Cannavale, Timothy Hutton, Christopher Meloni, Max Minghella and Ben Shenkman. The film was produced by Krasinski, Eva Kolodner, Yael Melamede and James Suskin and exec produced by Kevin Connors.

IFC will release "Hideous Men" theatrically Sept. 25 day-and-date with its VOD bow. The film also will go through IFC's exclusive deal with Blockbuster.

The acquisition deal was negotiated by CAA and Arianna Bocco, vp acquisitions and co-productions at IFC.