You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

IFC gets ‘Killer’ instinct at Sundance

Controversial Winterbottom film finds U.S. home

In the early hours of Saturday morning, another Sundance sale closed.

U.S. rights to Michael Winterbottom’s “The Killer Inside Me” sold to IFC Films for around $1.5 million.

Casey Affleck stars as a murderous small-town Texas sheriff, along with Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Simon Baker, Bill Pullman, Ned Beatty and Elias Koteas.

Based on Jim Thompson’s pulp novel and scripted by John Curran, film sparked some controversy at Sundance due to its explicit violent, sexual content.

But IFC has a proven appetite for controversial fare, such as its 2009 Cannes pickup of Lars Von Trier’s “Antichrist.”

Producers are Winterbottom’s longtime collaborator Andrew Eaton and Muse’s Chris Hanley and Brad Schlei.

Dealmakers included IFC’s acquisitions head Arianna Bocco, WME Global topper Graham Taylor and Wild Bunch’s Carole Baraton.

IFC Films is set to release the film in late summer through its theatrical and VOD platforms.

More Film

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'Black Panther' Powers Past $300 Million at International Box Office

    In the early hours of Saturday morning, another Sundance sale closed. U.S. rights to Michael Winterbottom’s “The Killer Inside Me” sold to IFC Films for around $1.5 million. Casey Affleck stars as a murderous small-town Texas sheriff, along with Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Simon Baker, Bill Pullman, Ned Beatty and Elias Koteas. Based on Jim […]

  • AMERICA Land of the FreeKS

    Berlin Film Review: 'America: Land of the Freeks'

    In the early hours of Saturday morning, another Sundance sale closed. U.S. rights to Michael Winterbottom’s “The Killer Inside Me” sold to IFC Films for around $1.5 million. Casey Affleck stars as a murderous small-town Texas sheriff, along with Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Simon Baker, Bill Pullman, Ned Beatty and Elias Koteas. Based on Jim […]

  • Shape of Water

    How ‘Game of Thrones’ Has an Emotional Connection to ‘Shape of Water’

    In the early hours of Saturday morning, another Sundance sale closed. U.S. rights to Michael Winterbottom’s “The Killer Inside Me” sold to IFC Films for around $1.5 million. Casey Affleck stars as a murderous small-town Texas sheriff, along with Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Simon Baker, Bill Pullman, Ned Beatty and Elias Koteas. Based on Jim […]

  • Black Panther

    Box Office: 'Black Panther' Rules With $108 Million in Second Weekend

    In the early hours of Saturday morning, another Sundance sale closed. U.S. rights to Michael Winterbottom’s “The Killer Inside Me” sold to IFC Films for around $1.5 million. Casey Affleck stars as a murderous small-town Texas sheriff, along with Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Simon Baker, Bill Pullman, Ned Beatty and Elias Koteas. Based on Jim […]

  • Guillermo del Toro To Open Cinema

    Guillermo del Toro to Open Cinema Named after Him at Guadalajara Fest (EXCLUSIVE)

    In the early hours of Saturday morning, another Sundance sale closed. U.S. rights to Michael Winterbottom’s “The Killer Inside Me” sold to IFC Films for around $1.5 million. Casey Affleck stars as a murderous small-town Texas sheriff, along with Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Simon Baker, Bill Pullman, Ned Beatty and Elias Koteas. Based on Jim […]

  • 'Lemonade' Review: A Quietly Seething Romanian

    Berlin Film Review: 'Lemonade'

    In the early hours of Saturday morning, another Sundance sale closed. U.S. rights to Michael Winterbottom’s “The Killer Inside Me” sold to IFC Films for around $1.5 million. Casey Affleck stars as a murderous small-town Texas sheriff, along with Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Simon Baker, Bill Pullman, Ned Beatty and Elias Koteas. Based on Jim […]

  • Cinema Audio Society 2018 Winners: 'Dunkirk,'

    'Dunkirk,' 'Game of Thrones' Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing

    In the early hours of Saturday morning, another Sundance sale closed. U.S. rights to Michael Winterbottom’s “The Killer Inside Me” sold to IFC Films for around $1.5 million. Casey Affleck stars as a murderous small-town Texas sheriff, along with Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Simon Baker, Bill Pullman, Ned Beatty and Elias Koteas. Based on Jim […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content