BREAKING: IFC has acquired North American and Latin American distribution rights to Your Sister’s Sister, the Lynn Shelton comedic drama that premiered Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival. At the same time, Studio Canal acquired UK rights and Madman acquired Australian and New Zealand rights.
In the film, a bereft and confused man still mourning the recent death of his brother finds love and direction in a most unexpected place. Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass and Mike Birbiglia star. The deal, made by UTA and Submarine, is low-seven-figure minimum guarantee for the domestic and foreign deals, and the plan is for a theatrical release in 2012. Among those circling were eOne, Samuel Goldwyn, Magnolia, Oscilloscope and Miramax, the latter of which would have secured a distribution partner.