IFC Films nabs Rainn Wilson movie 'Super'

James Gunn's anti-superhero movie also stars Ellen Page

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TORONTO -- The dealmaking has finally begun at the Toronto International Film Festival as IFC Films grabbed James Gunn's "Super," a sort of anti-superhero movie starring Rainn Wilson as an abandoned husband who picks up a crowbar and turns himself into the Crimson Bolt.

The movie, which some viewers likened to "Kick-Ass," also stars Ellen Page, who becomes Wilson's sidekick.

Buyers had been circling ever since the movie bowed in a Midnight Madness slot Friday night at the Ryerson Theater, but IFC clinched the seven-figure deal, brokered during a marathon session by IFC's Arianna Bocco and Betsy Rodgers with UTA's Rich Klubeck and WME's Graham Taylor.

IFC will release the movie, produced by Ambush Entertainment's Miranda Bailey and This Is That's Ted Hope, under its IFC Midnight banner. Ambush's financing arm Cold Iron Pictures financed the film with Matthew Leutwyler and Wilson as exec producers.