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IFC Goes for Big 'Kill'

kingsley.JPGIn what's being called a strategic move, IFC has inked a deal to distribute You Kill Me, a comedy about a hit man sent to rehab when his drinking interferes with his killing. I hate when that happens.

So where's the strategy?

IFC's making a concerted effort to focus on quality over quantity, planning to distribute only around half a dozen larger films per year. Relegated to IFC First Take, the brand for indie and foreign films, are the smaller movies IFC's released in the past. It's recent acquisitions include ...So Goes the Nation and Requiem.

A statement from IFC President Jonathan Sehring reads of the optimistic future the company sees in You Kill Me. "This is a film with enormous commercial potential," he said.

The flick stars Ben Kingsley (pictured) as Frank, the hit man, and Tea Leoni as Laurel, "dangerously devoid of boundaries." Frank meets Laurel when he lands a job at a mortuary while drying out on the west coast.

No release date yet, though IMDb puts it in 2007. Read the full story.

Posted by Lisa on September 20, 2006 03:40 PM
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