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IFC Takes On 'Simon Killer'

By Jason Guerrasio | Indiewire January 27, 2012 at 1:03PM

IFC is in final negotiations to acquire 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 Borderline Films, which received high acclaim at last year’s Sundance with Sean Durkin’s award-winning “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” 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 are negotiating the “Simon Killer” deal.
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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.

This article is related to: Sundance Film Festival, Sundance 2012, Simon Killer, Acquisitions





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