IFC Films Acquires Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife’ — Sundance 2018

IndieWire | 2/12/2018 | Staff
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North American rights to “Wildlife,” Paul Dano’s first film as a writer-director, have been scooped up by IFC Films. Dano and fiancée Zoe Kazan adapted the film from the novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Ford. Set in Great Falls, Montana during 1960, the film premiered as part of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20. A Fall 2018 release is planned.

“For as long as I have wanted to make films, I have known I would make films about family,” said Dano in a statement. “To have brought together a creative family in the making of ‘Wildlife’ has been one of the great joys of my life. And now to extend that family further and collaborate with IFC, whose voice as a distributor has been vital to so many filmmakers I love all over the world, is an honor.”

Kazan - Excitement - Twitter

Kazan also shared her excitement on Twitter:

In “Wildlife,” a 14-year-old (Ed Oxenbould) is forced to assume the role of family patriarch when his newly unemployed father (Jake Gyllenhaal) takes off to fight a forest fire near the Canadian border....
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