IFC Films has picked up all US feature rights to Olivier Assayas’ Carlos, a mini-series about the terrorist Carlos The Jackal that will air on the Sundance Channel in spring 2010.
IFC plans an autumn 2010 theatrical and VOD release to a shortened version of Sundance Channel’s three-part mini-series of the same name.
Canal Plus will screen the film in early 2010. Studio Canal and Film En Stock’s Daniel Leconte and Jens Meurer produced Carlos in association with Sundance Channel.
Edgar Ramirez stars in the lead as Carlos, who masterminded a wave of terrorist attacks across Europe and the Middle East in the 70s and 80s. Carlosis mostly English-language with passages in French and Spanish.
Harold Van Lier and Anna Marsh of Studio Canal negotiated the deal with IFC at the AFM.