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ATO Pictures Picks Up U.S. Rights to 'The Convincer'

The Sundance Film Festival thriller directed by Jill Sprecher has been retitled "Thin Ice" for a fall release.

Thin Ice

ATO Pictures has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to The Convincer, directed by Jill Sprecher. The thriller, now titled Thin Ice, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. ATO plans a fall release.

Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup, Lea Thompson, David Harbour and Bob Balaban star in the story of a duplicitous Wisconsin insurance agent (Kinnear), his estranged wife (Thompson), a lonely retired farmer (Arkin) and a local locksmith (Crudup) who become entangled to unsettling effect. Jill Sprecher (Thirteen Conversations About One Thing) wrote the screenplay with her sister Karen Sprecher.

Werc Werk Works’ Elizabeth Redleaf and Christine Walker and Spare Room Productions’ Mary Frances Budig produced the film.

"Thin Ice is an incredibly fun and entertaining film," said ATO co-founders Johnathan Dorfman and Temple Fennell. "Greg, Alan, Billy and the rest of the talented cast do a magnificent job and are sure to delight audiences this Fall."

Sarah Lash and Vicki Cherkas, the latter acting as legal counsel, negotiated on behalf of ATO. CAA and Werc Werk Works’ attorney Stephen Clark represented the producers.

ATO currently has the coming-of-age comedy Terri in theaters. It has also distributed the films Mao's Last Dancer and Casino Jack.