IFC gets ‘In the Loop’ at Sundance

01.23.09 9 years ago

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For the second day in a row, IFC Films has made a splashy Sundance Film Festival acquisition.

One day after snagging distribution rights to the Nazi Zombie film “Dead Snow,” IFC picked up U.S. rights to the political comedy “In the Loop.”

Set in London and Washington and focusing on a manufactured war, “In the Loop” stars James Gandolfini, Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee, Mimi Kennedy, David Rasche, Chris Addison, Anna Chlumsky and Steve Coogan. 

Directed by Armando Iannucci, “In the Loop” had its world premiere on Thursday (Jan. 22) night.

“We are going to celebrate tonight,” IFC Entertainment President Jonathan Sehring said in a statement. “‘In the Loop’ is one of those rare movies that you know is destined to be a classic. It’s not often that you get to introduce such a major talent as Armando Iannucci to American audiences. This is comedy at its best with an amazing cast that brings one of the best scripts in recent memory to life. Its going to do incredibly well on all of our platforms.”

Iannucci added, “”This is a great climax to a fantastic time at Sundance. I was so excited by IFC’s excitement for the film. I’m really pleased we’ve done the deal with them, and I can’t wait to start working with them on the release of the film later this year.”

IFC plans to give “In the Loop” a theatrical release through its IFC In Theaters program, while also going out through the company’s deal with Blockbuster.

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