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IFC takes Sundance laffer ‘Save the Date’

Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie star in Michael Mohan pic

In what amounts to the last major sale out of this year’s Sundance, IFC Films has acquired all North American rights to director Michael Mohan’s romantic comedy “Save the Date,” from Gilbert Films, Night and Day Pictures and Huffington Prods.

Lizzy Caplan (“Party Down”) and Alison Brie (“Community”) star as sisters who fumble through the bumpy emotional landscape of modern-day relationships. Mark Webber, Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend, Melonie Diaz and Timothy Busfield co-star.

Mohan co-wrote the script with Egan Reich and graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown. Pic was produced by Jordan Horowitz (“The Kids Are All Right”), Michael Roiff (“Waitress”) and Michael Huffington (“Grassroots”), while Gary Gilbert (“Margaret”) exec produced.

“Save the Date” world preemed in dramatic competition at Sundance earlier this year. Several distributors chased the pic following the festival, but producers wanted to wait for the right offer.

Deal was negotiated by Jeff Deutchman for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with CAA and XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

Mohan made his feature debut with “One Too Many Mornings,” which debuted as part of Sundance’s Next lineup in 2010.

Gilbert Films is currently producing Matthew Weiner’s film “You Are Here,” while Night and Day recently wrapped the indie “In Your Eyes,” written and exec produced by Joss Whedon.

A sister label to IFC Midnight and Sundance Selects, IFC Films is owned and operated by AMC Networks, which, as Variety first reported, recently acquired Walter Salles’ “On the Road.”

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