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Sundance: IFC Films Picks Up Michael Winterbottom's 'Look of Love'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 21, 2013 at 11:55AM

IFC Films has taken North American rights from Studio Canal to Michael Winterbottom's "The Look of Love," which premiered January 19 at the Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Steve Coogan, Imogen Poots, Anna Friel and Tamsin Egerton.
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"The Look of Love"
"The Look of Love"

IFC Films has taken North American rights from Studio Canal to Michael Winterbottom's "The Look of Love," which premiered January 19 at the Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Steve Coogan, Imogen Poots, Anna Friel and Tamsin Egerton.

From a script by Matt Greenhalgh, "The Look of Love" tells the true story of Paul Raymond (Coogan), the man behind Soho's Raymond Revue Bar and Men Only magazine, who quickly became one of the UK's wealthiest men, but at the expense of his friends and family.

No word yet on a release date. Our TOH! review of the film is here.

This article is related to: News, Sundance Film Festival, IFC Films, Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan, The Look of Love, News


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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.