IFC Films has acquired US rights to writer/director Ruba Nadda’s survival thriller “October Gale.” The film world-premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, where it played well with a hometown crowd. But clearly IFC believes that this tense two-hander has commercial potential.
“October Gale” stars an excellent Patricia Clarkson as a wealthy doctor marooned alone on her island home during a raging storm with a man (Scott Speedman) she has rescued from the water who could be a killer.
Also starring Tim Roth and Callum Keith Rennie, this is Nadda’s second collaboration with Clarkson, who starred in her 2009 romance “Cairo Time.” “October Gale” was produced by Blue Ice Pictures’ Daniel Iron. The film was executive produced by Kirk D’Amico, Christine Vachon, Emily Alden, Lance Samuels, Steven Silver and Neil Tabatznik.
A release date is forthcoming.