IFC Films has picked up US rights from Cinetic Media to the recent Toronto world premiere Lucky Them starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church and Oliver Platt. Separately, Distrib Films has acquired Just A Sigh while D Fims will release My Old Lady in Canada.

Megan Griffiths, directed Lucky Them from a screenplay by Emily Wachtel and Huck Botko about a rock journalist who embarks on a cathartic autobiographical assignment.

The film is presented by MyMy Productions in association with Tangerine Entertainment. Wachtel, Amy Hobby produced with Adam Gibbs, while Joanne Woodward and Peer Pedersen served as executive producers.

  • D Films has acquired Canadian rights in all media from Cohen Media Group to Israel Horovitz’ My Old Lady starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas and Jane Birkin. My Old Lady is currently shooting in Paris and tells of a down-and-out New Yorker who travels to Paris to liquidate a huge apartment and encounters his father’s lover. Rachael Horovitz of Specialty Films produced with Raphael Benoliel, Nitsa Benchetrit and David Barrot. 
  • Fledgling Distrib Films has acquired US rights from Le Pacte to Jérôme Bonnell’s French romance Just A Sigh starring Emmanuelle Devos and Gabriel Byrne. Distrib Films CEO François Scippa-Kohn made the announcement prior to this weekend’s upcoming (12) screening at the Chicago International Film Festival and plans a March 2014 theatrical run. The film premiered at Tribeca. The new company’s current inaugural slate features Becoming Traviata, Our Children and Billy And Buddy.