By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire October 15, 2012 at 1:12PM
IFC Midnight has acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, the UK, France and Germany to director David Guy Levy’s thriller “Would You Rather,” which had its U.S. premiere Sunday at Screamfest in Los Angeles.
In “Rather,” a young woman struggling to care for her terminally ill younger brother is pulled into a deadly contest at a dinner party by a mysterious philanthropist. Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., John Heard, Sasha Grey, Enver Gjokaj and Jonny Coyne star. Steffen Schlachtenhauffen wrote the screenplay.
Levy, Zak Kilberg and Maura Anderson produced; Snow, Andre Royo and Morgan Conrad are executive producers.
"We're very happy to be working with David Guy Levy and the entire team that made ‘Would You Rather,’” said Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring. “It's an incredibly inventive film that is sure to get people talking.”
Sundance Selects/IFC Films exec Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal with Traction Media on behalf of the filmmakers.
A sister label of IFC Films and Sundance Selects, IFC Midnight has recently released “Kill List,” “The Snowtown Murders” and “House of Pleasures.” Forthcoming releases include “The Incident” and “Room 237.”
Check out the trailer for "Would You Rather":