IFC Films has picked up North American rights to Jordan Scott’s boarding school thriller Cracks starring Eva Green.
The film premiered in Toronto and will open in 2010 through the IFC In Theaters VOD and theatrical day-and-date channel.
Scott Free’s Julie Payne produced with Kwesi Dickson of Future Films, Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures, Rosalie Swedlin of Industry Entertainment and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon in association with John Wells.
HandMade Films International is handling foreign sales. Studio Canal will distribute in France and Benelux and Optimum will release in the UK.
Cracks marks the feature directorial debut of Scott, who collaborated with Ben Court and Caroline Ip on the screenplay, loosely based on the 1999 novel by Sheila Kohler. Scott’s father Ridley Scott and Tony Scott served as executive producers.
Juno Temple, Imogen Poots and Maria Valverde also star in the story of elite group of boarding school girls who compete for the attention of their free-thinking and glamorous young teacher Miss G when a Spanish student arrives to upset the apple cart.
IFC Films vice-president of acquisitions and co-productions Arianna Bocco negotiated with UTA on behalf of the film-makers.