Adrien Brody stars in psychological thriller
IFC Midnight went on a buying spree at AFM Friday as it picked up three films, including U.S. rights to Adrien Brody topliner “Wrecked.”Hours later, the genre unit of IFC Films announced it has closed deals for North American rights to Manuel Carballo’s supernatural thriller “Exorcismus” and Miguel Angel Vivas’ home invasion pic “Kidnapped.” IFC Films will release “Excorcismus” and “Kinapped” day and date in theaters and VOD in early 2011. Indie distrib is plannng a spring release for “Wrecked,” a psychological thriller. Kyle Mann (“Capote,” “Push”) developed, produced and financed “Wrecked” through his newly formed shingle Independent Edge. Telefilm Canada also backed the film, which marks the directorial debut of Michael Greenspan. Christopher Dodd penned the script. Brody takes an exec producer title on the pic, which also stars Caroline Dhavernas (“Breach,” “Hollywoodland”) and Ryan Robbins (“Walking Tall,” “Passengers”). Pic marks the directorial debut of Michael Greenspan. Christopher Dodd penned the script. Deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco of IFC Films and by Ben Weiss of Paradigm and Charlotte Mickie from eOne Films International, which are selling the pic. Pic, which preemed at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in October, sees Brody’s character wake up from a car wreck at the bottom of a cliff, having no memory of who he is or how he got there, leaving him forced to discover his true identity. Pic has already sold to a number of territories including Canada (Alliance Films), France (Bac Films), Korea (Korea Issue), Poland (Hagi), Portugal (VC Multimedia), Greece (Hollywood), India (Picture Works), former Yugoslavia (Karantanija), Israel (United King), Taiwan (Catchplay) and Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and Pakistan (Pt Parkit). Deals for “Excorcismus” and “Kidnapped” were negotiated by IFC manager of acqusitions and productions Jeff Deutchman with Vincente Canales and Carles Rojano from Filmax Intl.