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IFC Films Nabs 'Adult World,' Starring Emma Roberts as an Aspiring Poet-Turned-Sex Shop Employee

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 10, 2013 at 12:36PM

IFC Film has taken North American rights to Scott Coffey's comedy "Adult World," which stars Emma Roberts as an aspiring poet in need of cash who takes a day job at her local sex shop. The film recently had its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Watch a clip below.
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Adult World

IFC Film has taken North American rights to Scott Coffey's comedy "Adult World," which stars Emma Roberts as an aspiring poet in need of cash who takes a day job at her local sex shop. The film recently had its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Watch a clip below.

IFC is planning a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release for the film, which is penned by Andy Cochran, and also stars John Cusack, Cloris Leachman, Evan Peters, Armando Riesco and Shannon Woodward.

Here's a more detailed synopsis:

ADULT WORLD stars Emma Roberts as Amy - naïve, awkward and anxious to get her poetry career off the ground. Living with her parents in a seemingly bland upstate New York town and desperate for income, she begrudgingly accepts a job at Adult World, the local sex shop. Owned by a frisky elderly couple and staffed by sweet local boy Alex, Amy balances her work amongst the pornography and sex toys by fiercely pursuing a surefire kick start for her success: a mentorship with reclusive star poet Rat Billings (the hilarious John Cusack).  As Amy’s world melds with that of her co-workers, she slowly learns that inspiration can be found in the most improbable places.

Our TOH! review of the film is here.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.