IFC takes US rights to Midnight Madness hit SUPER
The first significant on-site sale of Toronto has closed as it emerged this afternoon that IFC had paid seven figures for US rights to James Gunn’s superhero comedy SUPER.
Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon star in the tale of a man who dons a cape and goes out to exact revenge on the drug dealer who has snatched his wife. IFC brokered the deal with UTA and WME early on Sunday morning  following an all-night negotiation that also saw bids from several other parties.
Hanway Films has already licensed the film in more than 15 territories including Italy to M2 Pictures, Australia to Village Roadshow and Scandinavia to Svensk. SUPER premiered in Toronto on Friday night .
Meanwhile CAA and ICM have received multiple seven-figure offers on the Will Ferrell film Everything Must Go and ICM is fielding offers on Passion Play. A US deal for Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies is expected to close imminently and interest from several buyers has coalesced around Emilo Estevez’s drama The Way.
Bleiberg Entertainment has licensed the acclaimed documentary Precious Life to Mongrel Media for Canada, Momento for France, Switzerland and Belgium and Imagine for the Netherlands.