By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire September 2, 2010 at 6:12AM
U.S. rights to Baltasar Kormákur’s latest thriller "Inhale," starring Dermot Mulroney, Diane Kruger, Sam Shepard, Vincent Perez, and Rosanna Arquette, have been bought up by IFC Films. Written by Walter Doty and John Claflin, the film will have its U.S. premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival on October 1st, before being available nationwide via IFC's VOD network. The film will hit theaters in NYC October 22nd.
In the film, Mulroney and Kruger star as a married couple awaiting news of a donor for their daughter. With no donor in sight, and with their daughter's health worsening, the couple take matters into their own hands, and reap the consequences of shady dealing.
"I was pleased to know of IFC Films’ interest in "Inhale" and I am confident that they will do a great job getting the film to the general public,” said director Baltasar Kormákur in a statement. “My wish is that the film will captivate and thrill the audience as well as infuse an important discussion about a global problem that has remained under the radar and is largely denied by some Governments even though evidence shows differently."
Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment added, “We are delighted to once again be working with such an accomplished director like Baltasar Kormákur. Audiences will love this edge-of-your-seat thriller as much as we do, and we are excited to be bringing "Inhale" to all of our platforms.” IFC Films has previously worked with Kormákur on the "Jar City."
The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco at IFC Films and by Graham Taylor at WME Independent on behalf of the filmmakers.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article said that this deal was for North American rights. The deal is only for U.S. rights.