IFC falls in ‘Love’ with Howard-helmed indie

Winger to star in pic based on Brown book

IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Arliss Howard’s directorial debut “Big Bad Love,” starring and produced by Debra Winger.

Based on a book of short stories by Larry Brown, “Big Bad Love” was penned by Arliss, who co-stars, and James Howard. Rosanna Arquette, Angie Dickinson and Paul Le Mat play supporting roles.

“We are really excited to work with Arliss,” said Bob Berney, senior veep of marketing and distribution for IFC Films. “He’s made a poetic, intense freight train of a film, and it’s great to see Debra back on screen.”

“Big Bad Love” interweaves the stories of a Vietnam vet (Howard), his ex-wife (Winger), a son on the verge of adolescence, and a small daughter with an incurable illness.

Berney and Sarah Lash, director of acquisitions, negotiated the deal on behalf of IFC; Robert Stulberg of Armstrong Hirsch brokered the deal for the filmmakers.

One-year-old IFC Films has in release “Together,” a comedy from Swedish director Lukas Moodysson; Brad Anderson’s “Happy Accidents,” starring Marisa Tomei and Vincent D’Onofrio; and Alfonso Cuaron’s erotic coming of age story “Y Tu Mama Tambien.” The shingle will also release Sundance pics “Go Tigers!” and “The Business of Strangers,” starring Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles, among other films.

More Film

  • Media Luna Picks 'The Unseen,' 'Angela'

    Ventana Sur: Media Luna Picks Up Puenzo's 'The Unseen,' Quintero's ‘Angela’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Arliss Howard’s directorial debut “Big Bad Love,” starring and produced by Debra Winger. Based on a book of short stories by Larry Brown, “Big Bad Love” was penned by Arliss, who co-stars, and James Howard. Rosanna Arquette, Angie Dickinson and Paul Le Mat play supporting roles. “We […]

  • Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite

    Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite Singapore Media Festival

    IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Arliss Howard’s directorial debut “Big Bad Love,” starring and produced by Debra Winger. Based on a book of short stories by Larry Brown, “Big Bad Love” was penned by Arliss, who co-stars, and James Howard. Rosanna Arquette, Angie Dickinson and Paul Le Mat play supporting roles. “We […]

  • SGIFF: Anup Singh Readies Third Film

    Singapore: ‘Scorpions’ Director Readies Third Film With Irrfan Khan (EXCLUSIVE) 

    IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Arliss Howard’s directorial debut “Big Bad Love,” starring and produced by Debra Winger. Based on a book of short stories by Larry Brown, “Big Bad Love” was penned by Arliss, who co-stars, and James Howard. Rosanna Arquette, Angie Dickinson and Paul Le Mat play supporting roles. “We […]

  • Canal Plus

    Canal Plus Orders Thomas Lilti's 'Hippocrate' Medical Series

    IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Arliss Howard’s directorial debut “Big Bad Love,” starring and produced by Debra Winger. Based on a book of short stories by Larry Brown, “Big Bad Love” was penned by Arliss, who co-stars, and James Howard. Rosanna Arquette, Angie Dickinson and Paul Le Mat play supporting roles. “We […]

  • A Profile of Argentine Fantasy Genre

    Mar del Plata: Argentina on the Rise -- Demián Rugna

    IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Arliss Howard’s directorial debut “Big Bad Love,” starring and produced by Debra Winger. Based on a book of short stories by Larry Brown, “Big Bad Love” was penned by Arliss, who co-stars, and James Howard. Rosanna Arquette, Angie Dickinson and Paul Le Mat play supporting roles. “We […]

  • Coco Trailer

    'Coco' Stuffing 'Justice League' at Thanksgiving Box Office

    IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Arliss Howard’s directorial debut “Big Bad Love,” starring and produced by Debra Winger. Based on a book of short stories by Larry Brown, “Big Bad Love” was penned by Arliss, who co-stars, and James Howard. Rosanna Arquette, Angie Dickinson and Paul Le Mat play supporting roles. “We […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content