Company acquires U.S. rights to political drama

IFC Films has acquired all U.S. rights to director Bill Guttentag’s political drama “Knife Fight.”

Guttentag wrote the screenplay with political consultant Chris Lehane, who served as White House adviser to President Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and served as Vice President Al Gore’s press secretary.

The film stars Rob Lowe, Jamie Chung, Julie Bowen, Richard Schiff, Saffron Burrows, Jennifer Morrison, David Harbour, Eric McCormack and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Guerrino De Luca and Catherine and Daniel Davila produced the film, with Lowe and William Green exec producing.

“Knife Fight” world preemed at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

Lowe portrays a savvy strategist sharply maneuvering politicians out of scandal and into public office.

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