IFC harbors killer, thieves


NEW YORK -- IFC Films has acquired North American rights to the serial killer thriller "Anamorph," starring Willem Dafoe and Scott Speedman, and the heist drama "How to Rob a Bank," starring Nick Stahl and Erika Christensen.

"Anamorph" stars Dafoe and Speedman as detectives tracking a killer who re-creates the perspective-distorting painting technique "anamorphosis" in a bizarre series of murders. Peter Stormare and Clea DuVall also star. Marissa McMahon's Kamala Films produced.

In Andrews Jenkins' "Bank," a bored teller (Christensen) and her slacker customer (Stahl) get caught in the middle of a bank heist and are forced to arbitrate between crooks and cops. David Carradine, Leo Fitzpatrick and former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale round out the cast of the Rick Lashbrook Films feature.

IFC's theatrical/VOD day-and-date First Take program will handle both releases. "Bank" hits theaters next month, and "Anamorph" will be released in November.

IFC's Arianna Bocco negotiated the "Anamorph" deal with Endeavor and the "Bank" deal with Shaun Redick of the Collective.