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Drafthouse Films picks up “The FP”

Jason Blum-produced videogame-themed comedy bows in 2012

Drafthouse Films has acquired U.S. rights to SXSW futuristic comedy “The FP,” with plans to release the film during the first quarter of 2012.

“The FP,” helmed by brothers Jason and Brandon Trost, centers on two rival gangs fighting for control of Frazier Park (The FP) — a deadly arena in competitive dance-fight vidgame “Beat-Beat Revolution.”

Drafthouse, the distribution arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, acquired “FP” after its screening at Montreal’s Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Pic is exec produced by Jason Blum and Steven Schneider (“Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious”).

“I fell in love with ‘The FP’ from its world premiere in Austin,” said Drafthouse Films founder-CEO Tim League. “The Trost brothers have an amazing, fresh creative vision and I want to be a part of the team that helps evangelize their strange new gospel.”

In other Drafthouse news, Evan Husney has been tapped to serve as director, overseeing acquisitions, distribution, promotion and marketing for Drafthouse.

Husney most recently headed branding and acquisitions for Severin Films’ subsidiary label, Intervision Picture Corp.

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