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by Jason Guerrasio
January 27, 2012 1:03 PM
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IFC Takes On 'Simon Killer'

IFC has acquired Antonio Campos’ “Simon Killer,” according to a source close to the deal.

"Simon Killer" stars Brady Corbet as a heartbroken American college grad who visits Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend of five years. He quickly falls in love with a young prostitute, but that might not be enough to settle his personal issues.

Campos is the co-founder of the production company Borderline Films, which received high acclaim at last year’s Sundance with Sean Durkin’s award-winning “Martha Marcy May Marlene.”

FilmHaven Entertainment financed "Killer," they previously collaborated with Borderline on "MMMM."

IFC also distributed Campos’ previous feature, "Afterschool."

The distributor has had a busy 24 hours, also buying “Liberal Arts” and “The Pact.”

CAA and UTA negotiated the “Simon Killer” deal.

No word yet on a release date.

5 Comments

  • jingmei | January 26, 2012 11:55 PMReply

    IFC, Simon Killer, Antonio Campos and the Boderline's guys, all of them are just awesome. Congratulations! Plus the beautiful Liberal Arts.

  • pasolini | January 26, 2012 6:31 PMReply

    Goddamnit. This movie doesn't deserve any distribution, Campos is such a hack and needs to get over Haneke. Corbet's face is so unappealing, doughy and wide and strange. Makes for an off-putting protagonist.

  • Pasolini | January 28, 2012 1:20 AM

    :)

  • Kevin | January 27, 2012 3:22 PM

    Also, nice touch with your "clever" comment name. I see what you did there.

  • Kevin | January 27, 2012 3:20 PM

    Such insightful comments, Pasolini. "Doughy and wide and strange"? Sounds like someone's a bit angry and bitter.