Joseph Finnes, Justin Kirk star

IFC has acquired domestic rights to “Against the Current,” written and directed by Peter Callahan.

Pic, starring Joseph Fiennes and Justin Kirk, follows a man with a tragic past who sets out to swim the length of the Hudson River. Elizabeth Reaser, Mary Tyler Moore and Michelle Trachtenberg also star in the film produced by Mary Jane Skalski and Joshua Zeman.

Pic will unspool next year via the distrib’s VOD platform IFC Festival Direct, which is in 30 million homes, and will have a limited theatrical run in Hudson Valley theatrical markets this fall.

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