IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to the thriller “Cracks,” starring Eva Green, and will release the pic next year.

“Cracks,” the feature directorial debut of Jordan Scott, premiered at Toronto, where it was one of the key pickup targets. Story, set in an all-girls boarding school, follows a girl’s unhealthy bond with her teacher.

Cast includes Juno Temple, Imogen Poots and Maria Valverde. Scott collaborated with Ben Court and Caroline Ip on the screenplay, loosely based on the 1999 novel by Sheila Kohler.

“Cracks” was produced by Julie Payne for Scott Free, Kwesi Dickson for Future Films, Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, Rosalie Swedlin for Industry Entertainment and Christine Vachon for Killer Films in association with John Wells. Ridley Scott and Tony Scott exec produced.

HandMade Films Intl. is the sales agent. StudioCanal will handle the French and Benelux releases, and Optimum will distribute in the U.K.