IFC First Take hires 'Boss' for U.S. run


IFC Entertainment has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to writer-director Lars von Trier's Danish-language comedy "The Boss of It All" for its IFC First Take program.

The story centers on a computer company owner (Peter Gantzler) who wants to sell his firm. He is forced to hire an actor (Jens Albinus) to play the fictitious president he has invented as a shield for any unpleasant business dealings.

Vibeke Windelov, Meta Louise Foldager and von Trier's Zentropa Entertainment produced the project. It recently screened out of competition at the Copenhagen and San Sebastian film festivals.

IFC's Jonathan Sehring, Liz Nastro and Arianna Bocco negotiated the deal with Natja Rosner and attorney Frederik Stege of Trust Films.