IFC First Take buys rights to Strummer bio


IFC First Take has acquired North American theatrical and TV rights to Julien Temple's rockumentary "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten" from Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

The late frontman of the influential punk rock band the Clash is brought to life in previously unseen interviews, concert footage and recordings of his BBC radio show.

The day-and-date VOD/theatrical distribution program will release the film Nov. 2. The film was produced by Amanda Temple, Anna Campeau and Alan Moloney. IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring and vp acquisitions and productions Arianna Bocco negotiated the deal with Cinetic Media, which repped Sony BMG.