The Weinstein Company(TWC) and IFC Films will co-distribute Patrick Creadon's crossword documentary Wordplay in North America.

Christine O'Malley produced the picture, which was an instant hit when itpremiered at Sundance and profiles New York Times crossword editor Will Shortzand the national tournament he founded.

IFC Films acquired North American rights in January and TWC recently picked upinternational rights. TWC International chief Glen Basner will commence salesat Cannes.

"Through the years, IFC has built a strong and highly successfulrelationship with Harvey and Bob that is based on admiration, mutual respectand the strong desire to serve the independent film community," IFCEntertainment president Jonathan Sehring said.

"Together, we remain committed to ensuring that important independentfilms, like Wordplay, areprovided the strongest marketing campaigns and broadest audience possible."

"We are thrilled to be partnering with IFC on the distribution of Wordplay, which is an incredibly clever and well-madefilm," Harvey Weinstein said.

"Jonathan and his team have always been wonderful to work with and we lookforward to sharing the same kind of success on this film as we did whenpartnering on Transamerica."