IFC Films has picked up North American rights to Patrick Hoelck’s feature directorial debut and Gen Art Film Festival closing night film Mercy.

The romance stars Scott Caan as a romance novelist who falls in love when he embarks on a search to find himself. 

Wendy Glenn, Troy Garity, Erika Christensen, Alexie Gilmore, John Boyd, Dylan McDermott, Whitney Able and James Caan round out the key cast.

Scott Caan wrote the film and produced alongside Vince Palomino and Phil Parmet.

The film will open on April 30 at the IFC Center in New York and expand to Los Angeles on May 7. The nationwide VOD launch is scheduled for April 28.

IFC’s director of acquisitions and co-productions Lizzie Nastro negotiated the deal with Ben Weiss of Paradigm.

“More than a few American independent film-makers have attempted to make films about the nature of love but Mercy actually succeeds,” IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring said.

“It’s a beautifully crafted, truly romantic film that is going to get a lot of attention for Patrick Hoelck and continues to showcase the diverse talents of Scott Caan.”