Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Sundance Deal: IFC Picks Up 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 25, 2013 at 12:11PM

IFC has sealed a deal for U.S. rights to David Lowery's Sundance favorite "Ain't Them Bodies Saints." The acquisition reportedly came after a battle involving the company and three other distributors that lasted through the night of January 24 and into the morning of the 25th.
0
AintThemBodiesSaints
'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'

IFC has sealed a deal for U.S. rights to David Lowery's Sundance favorite "Ain't Them Bodies Saints." The acquisition reportedly came after a battle involving the company and three other distributors that lasted through the night of January 24 and into the morning of the 25th.

The Western-neo-noir hybrid stars Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster, and has been receiving rave reviews since its premiere in Park City on January 20. The film is penned by Lowery, and follows an outlaw who must travel across Texas to reunite with his wife and the daughter he's never met. Stay tuned for our video interview with the rising Texas writer-director; the film is likely to win a prize or two at Saturday's Sundance Awards ceremony. 

Deadline is reporting that the acquisition is just over $1 million.

Check out our review and roundup of the film here.

This article is related to: News, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, David Lowery, IFC, IFC Films, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, News, Sundance Film Festival


E-Mail Updates








Thompson on Hollywood

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.