Benicio Del Toro’s ‘Jimmy P.’ Finds U.S. Home With IFC

Jimmy P Benicio Del Toro IFC

Drama premiered at Cannes

Worldview Entertainment has sold U.S. distribution rights to “Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian” to IFC Films.

The film, which stars Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric, made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and its North American debut earlier this month at the New York Film Festival. IFC plans to release the film next year.

Arnaud Desplechin directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Kent Jones and Julie Peyr, based on the book by Georges Devereux about his relationship and multidisciplinary study of Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot Indian who fought in World War II and suffered from psychological distress.

Pascal Caucheteux and Jennifer Roth produced while Worldview’s Christopher Woodrow and Molly Conners executive produced with Patrick Milling Smith and Ben Limberg.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco on behalf of IFC and CAA on behalf of Worldview.

Variety’s Scott Foundas said in his Cannes review that the film was “highly absorbing.”

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  1. Fun & Milage says:

    Benny “Benicio” Del Toror aka Benny The Bull Man. Got his humble start on P. Tones Big Adventures with Paul Rubens as Pee Wee “P. Tones” Herman. Now he’s getting Native American loving in this quaint but foul smelling drama… This time he doesn’t have fun or meet Morpheus and the other Pee Wee Friends! He’s stuck doing boring things.. and being Jimmy P. who owns Jimmy P.’s Pizza! Then he goes on….

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