By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire November 5, 2012 at 3:47PM
IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to the action thriller “Java Heat,” directed by Conor Allyn (“Red & White”), and plans a theatrical release for the film.
Mickey Rourke and Kellan Lutz star in the story of a Muslim detective and a young American posing as a graduate student who are trying to find the man behind a series of deadly terrorist bombings in Indonesia. Allyn wrote and produced the film with his father Rob Allyn of Margate House Films.
“Conor Allyn has masterfully crafted a tour-de-force thrill ride that will be sure to impress both longtime fans of Mickey Rourke and Kellan Lutz,” said Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring. “We are extremely excited to be bringing ‘Java Heat’ to audiences across the country.”
Sundance Selects/IFC Films exec Arianna Bocco negotiated the deal with WME Global on behalf of the filmmakers.
A sister division to Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, IFC Films has recently released “About Cherry,” “Sleepwalk With Me” and “Liberal Arts.” Walter Salles and Jose Rivera’s adaptation of “On the Road” is scheduled for release in December.