Electric Entertainment has acquired international rights and IFC has taken the US on John Slattery’s feature directorial debut. Separately, Kinology has acquired international sales on A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, IFC also acquired Cold In July and SPC picked up Land Ho!.
The God’s Pocket deal marks the first international pick-up for Dean Devlin’s fledgling sales agency and sales head Sonia Mehandjiyska will introduce the comedic crime story at the EFM in Berlin next month.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro and Caleb Landry Jones star in the Peter Dexter adaptation about a man caught up in a lie following the death of his stepson on a construction site.
God’s Pocket premiered on January 17 in the US Dramatic section and is a Park Pictures Film in association with Cooper’s Town Productions and Shoestring Pictures.
Electric and IFC separately negotiated rights with Gersh Agency and law firm Cowan DeBaets Abrahams and Sheppard.
Kinology will bring Iranian vampire Western A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night to the EFM after negotiating rights with Cinetic Media and Marios Rush to the NEXT entry. Ana Lily Amirpour directed and Sina Sayyah, Justin Begnaud and Say Ahh produced, while Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision served as executive producer with Logan Pictures and Black Light District. Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Dominic Rains, Marshall Manesh are among the cast.
IFC has also taken North American rights to Jim Mickle’s US Dramatic entry Cold In July. The revenge drama stars Michael C Hall and Sam Shepherd. IFC negotiated the deal with WME Global.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired world rights to Land Ho!, the NEXT entry that premiered on January 20 and follows two retirees on a road trip through Iceland. Paul Eenhoorn and newcomer Earl Lynn Nelson star. Mynette Louie, Sara Murphy and Christina Jennings produced the first feature from Gamechanger, which launched to finance only films directed and co-directed by women. SPC plans a 2014 release and brokered the deal with Andrew Herwitz of Film Sales Company and Andre Des Rochers of Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers.