IFC acquires Sundance pic ‘Predisposed’

Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan star in pic

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner’s Sundance pic “Predisposed,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan.

Eisenberg stars as a piano prodigy who must deal with his troubled mother (Leo) and a hapless drug dealer (Morgan) on the day he has an audition for a prestigious music program. Events spiral comically out of control as this gang of misfits are forced to deal with their inner demons over the course of the day.

Nyswaner, who wrote the script with Dorling, produced with Neda Armian and Paul Prokop, as well as Brice Dal Farra, Claude Dal Farra and Lauren Munsch of BCDF Pictures.

Deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco of Sundance Selects/IFC Films with ICM and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

“Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner have made a film as funny as it is moving with ‘Predisposed’ featuring terrific performances,” said Jonathan Sehring, prexy of Sundance Selects/IFC Films.

“We could not be more pleased to be working with IFC on the release of ‘Predisposed,’ BCDF Pictures and Armian Pictures said in a joint statement. “We love IFC’s classy taste and their passion for the film is unparalleled.”

“We are delighted to have IFC releasing our film. IFC is synonymous with independent filmmaking, and we are confident in their ability to distribute the picture,” added Dorling and Nyswaner.

As Variety first reported, IFC Films acquired Josh Radnor’s “Liberal Arts” and Antonio Campos’ “Simon Killer” at Sundance, as well as “Room 237,” Rodney Ascher’s documentary about Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.”

More Film

  • 'Our Time Will Come' Wins Hong

    'Our Time Will Come' Wins Hong Kong Critics Prize

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner’s Sundance pic “Predisposed,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan. Eisenberg stars as a piano prodigy who must deal with his troubled mother (Leo) and a hapless drug dealer (Morgan) on the day he has an audition for a prestigious […]

  • Star Wars

    Japan Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Wins Fifth Weekend

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner’s Sundance pic “Predisposed,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan. Eisenberg stars as a piano prodigy who must deal with his troubled mother (Leo) and a hapless drug dealer (Morgan) on the day he has an audition for a prestigious […]

  • Florian Munteanu to Play Ivan Drago's

    Florian Munteanu to Play Ivan Drago's Son in 'Creed 2'

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner’s Sundance pic “Predisposed,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan. Eisenberg stars as a piano prodigy who must deal with his troubled mother (Leo) and a hapless drug dealer (Morgan) on the day he has an audition for a prestigious […]

  • The cast and crew of "black-ish"

    NAACP Image Awards: The Complete Winners List

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner’s Sundance pic “Predisposed,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan. Eisenberg stars as a piano prodigy who must deal with his troubled mother (Leo) and a hapless drug dealer (Morgan) on the day he has an audition for a prestigious […]

  • Virus

    Eliza Dushku's Alleged Assailant Subject of Two More Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner’s Sundance pic “Predisposed,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan. Eisenberg stars as a piano prodigy who must deal with his troubled mother (Leo) and a hapless drug dealer (Morgan) on the day he has an audition for a prestigious […]

  • 'Keep the Change' Bought by Kino

    Tribeca Winner 'Keep the Change' Bought by Kino Lorber (EXCLUSIVE)

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner’s Sundance pic “Predisposed,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan. Eisenberg stars as a piano prodigy who must deal with his troubled mother (Leo) and a hapless drug dealer (Morgan) on the day he has an audition for a prestigious […]

  • phantom Thread

    Daniel Day-Lewis' 'Phantom Thread' Scores at MLK Weekend Box Office

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner’s Sundance pic “Predisposed,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan. Eisenberg stars as a piano prodigy who must deal with his troubled mother (Leo) and a hapless drug dealer (Morgan) on the day he has an audition for a prestigious […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content