TORONTO, ON (September 10, 2014) – IFC Films announced today that the company is acquiring US rights to Lone Scherfig’s THE RIOT CLUB. The film, with a screenplay by playwright Laura Wade, stars Sam Clafin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay and Holliday Grainger. THE RIOT CLUB was produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures with the support of the BFI Film Fund, Film4 and Pinewood. The film is having its world premiere this week at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, THE RIOT CLUB follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
“Lone is an expert storyteller and this film is a darkly gleeful expose of the British elite unlike anything before it,” says Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films.
The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, SVP of Acquisitions from Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Thorsten Schumacher of HanWay Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
IFC Films is a sister label to IFC Midnight and Sundance Selects, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
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About IFC Films
Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of quality talent-driven independent film. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, TOUCHING THE VOID, GOMORRAH, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, IN THE LOOP, ANTICHRIST, WORDPLAY, CAIRO TIME, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE, YOUR SISTER’S SISTER, CARLOS, THE TRIP, SLEEPWALK WITH ME, FRANCES HA, THE CANYONS, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS and CRYSTAL FAIRY. Recent IFC Films titles include Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Lorelei Linklater, and Michael Winterbottom’s THE TRIP TO ITALY starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. IFC Films is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.