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‘Liberal Arts,’ ‘Imposter’ find U.K. home

Picturehouse, Revolver partner on pick-ups

LONDON — Picturehouse Ent. and Revolver Ent. have joined forces to acquire U.K. rights for two Sundance world preems “Liberal Arts” and “The Imposter.”

Actor-writer-director-producer Josh Radnor’s second pic, “Liberal Arts,” which Variety revealed was snapped up by IFC Films for the U.S. on Wednesday, toplines Radnor (“happythankyoumoreplease”), Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron, Richard Jenkins and Allison Janney.

Radnor stars as a recently single man who visits his favorite professor’s retirement dinner only to forge a relationship with a precocious college student.

Deal was struck between Revolver’s head of acquisitions Dave Bishop, Picturehouse’s Clare Binns, Hyde Park Intl.’s prexy Ruzanna Kegeyan, and Jennifer Dana and Jay Cohen of Gersh.

Bart Layton’s feature docu debut “The Imposter,” about a young Frenchman who convinces a grieving Texas family that he is their missing teenage son, was sold by Protagonist Pictures.

Deal was agreed by Protagonist topper Ben Roberts, Binns and Bishop.

The two acquisitions mark the first time that Picturehouse and Revolver have come together to work on acquiring rights. Both companies will work closely together on the U.K. releases for the pics.

Revolver CEO Justin Marciano noted that the company was “delighted” to expand its relationship with Picturehouse.

“We’ve been looking to collaborate on a project for some time,” he said.

Binns remarked that the partnership “means that we can go after and acquire these more ambitious titles and use both teams’ talents to really give them the best possible launch in the U.K.”

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