IFC Nabs ‘Peep World’


Toronto, ON (September 18, 2010) – Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Films, announced today that the company has acquired U.S. rights to Barry W. Blaustein’s black comedy PEEP WORLD.PEEP WORLD was produced by Joe Neurauter, Felipe Marino, and Keith Calder.  The all-star ensemble includes Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silvermann, Rainn Wilson, Ben Schwartz, Judy Greer, Kate Mara, Ron Rifkin, Taraji P. Henson, and Lesley Ann Warren.

The deal was negotiated by IFC Films’ Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Arianna Bocco with CAA.

On the seventieth birthday of their hard charging businessman father (Ron Rifkin), four siblings and their extended relatives make plans to reunite for dinner to celebrate the momentous occasion, despite an unshakable animosity towards one another that*s about to come to a blistering boil. The youngest sibling, Nathan (Ben Schwarz), has just published a bestselling and revealing exposé about their family*s most intimate and shameful exploits, and no one is happy about it except himself.


In spite of his insurmountable financial woes, Jack (Michael C. Hall) is a semi-responsible husband and hard-working professional who is starting to feel the choke hold of his impending fatherhood. His brother Joel (Rainn Wilson) is doing the best he can to stay alive in the face of perpetual unemployment and a pair of loan sharks following his every move. Their sister Cheri (Sarah Silverman) is just plain pissed off at everyone, especially Nathan, who, along with his book, has become the lightning rod for her every neurotic complaint. Making matters worse, the movie adaptation of Nathan*s book is currently in the works, and their father*s new girlfriend (Alicia Witt) has been cast in the role of Cheri.


This is IFC Films’ fourth major acquisition at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.  The company previously acquired James Gunn’s SUPER starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page, and Werner Herzog’s 3-D CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS and Barry Avrich’s UNAUTHORIZED:  THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN PROJECT.