Toronto: IFC Films Takes U.S. Rights to Patricia Clarkson Drama 'October Gale'

October Gale
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Writer-director Ruba Nadda's thriller also stars Tim Roth and Scott Speedman

IFC Films has picked up the U.S. rights to writer-director Ruba Nadda’s October Gale, a Canadian indie that stars Patricia Clarkson, Tim Roth and Scott Speedman.

The domestic siege thriller had a world premiere at the recent Toronto Film Festival. IFC Films also released an earlier film by Nadda, Cairo Time, in which Clarkson also starred.

"Ruba Nadda has created an incredibly gripping and psychologically intense thriller,” said Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, in a statement on Friday.

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October Gale features Clarkson as a doctor who takes in a mysterious man with a gunshot wound (Speedman) at her remote cottage. She then discovers his would-be killer, played by Roth, is on his way to finish the job.

The film is produced by Daniel Iron and executive produced by Kirk D'Amico, Christine Vachon, Emily Alden, Lance Samuels, Steven Silver and Neil Tabatznik. Myriad Pictures is handling worldwide sales on the film.