With a cavalcade of big name films making waves already at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (including the big buzz titles like The Spectacular Now and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Sundance Selects has made it their home for some interesting acquisitions. And now, it’s their parent company, IFC Films, to get into the mix.
The company has picked up the rights to Michael Winterbottom’s latest film, The Look Of Love. The picture stars Winterbottom’s muse, Steve Coogan, and follows the story of an adult magazine publisher, Paul Raymond, and his rise and subsequent fall. Reviews have been mixed, admittedly, with most positing the film as uneven and rather middling within the oeuvre of its director.
I’m firmly in the camp that isn’t at all shocked by this announcement, as IFC has been behind a cavalcade of Winterbottom’s pictures, so this shouldn’t be all that ground breaking. With reviews mixed though, expect this one to hit sometime later this year, as I’m sure IFC will be eyeing some sort of awards push for Coogan.