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IFC acquires Sundance comedy 'Save the Date'
Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie star in Michael Mohan pic
By: Jeff Sneider
Posted On: May. 14, 2012
In what amounts to the last major sale out of this year's Sundance, IFC Films has acquired all North American rights to director Michael Mohan's comedy "Save the Date," from Gilbert Films and Night and Day Pictures.
Lizzy Caplan ("Party Down") and Alison Brie ("Community") star as sisters who fumble through the bumpy emotional landscape of modern-day relationships as they're forced to relearn how to love and be loved.
Pic co-stars Mark Webber, Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend, Melonie Diaz and Timothy Busfield.
Mohan co-wrote the script with Egan Reich and graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown. Pic was produced by Jordan Horowitz ("The Kids Are All Right"), Michael Roiff ("Waitress") and Michael Huffington ("Grassroots").
"Save the Date" made its world premiere in dramatic competition at Sundance earlier this year. Several distributors chased the pic following the festival, but producers wanted to wait for the right offer.
Deal was negotiated by Jeff Deutchman for Sundance Selects/IFC Films, with CAA and XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
Mohan made his feature debut with "One Too Many Mornings," which debuted as part of Sundance's NEXT lineup in 2010.
A sister label to IFC Midnight and Sundance Selects, IFC Films is owned and operated by AMC Networks.