New York, NY (September 19, 2012) – IFC Films has acquired from Myriad Pictures the U.S. distribution rights to Director/Writer Ruba Nadda’s (Cario Time) thriller Inescapable, which premiered as a Gala Presentation at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Alexander Siddig (Cario Time, Kingdom of Heaven), Joshua Jackson (Lay the Favorite, “Fringe”) and Marisa Tomei (Crazy, Stupid Love., The Wrestler, My Cousin Vinny). Thefilm was produced by Daniel Iron (Citizen Gangster, Cairo Time, Away From Her, The Bang Bang Club, The Red Violin) and Lance Samuels (The Bang Bang Club). Christine Vachon (Boys Don’t Cry, Far From Heaven), of Killer Films, Kirk D’Amico (Margin Call, The Good Girl) of Myriad Pictures and Mark Slone of Alliance Films serve as Executive Producers. Alliance Films is distributing Inescapable in Canada.
INESCAPABLE is the story of a Syrian expatriate (Siddig) whose journalist daughter goes missing in Damascus. He returns to his homeland to find her, despite the risks, and calls on a former love (Tomei) to help him, as well as an embassy official (Jackson) who is helpful at first, but may have an agenda of his own.
“I’m excited and honored to be back with IFC Films and to bring my movie to audiences in the US,” stated Ruba Nadda. “This is a project of I’ve been working on for the past 6 years and I’m so happy for the confidence that IFC Films has shown in it.” IFC Films previously released Nadda’s film Cairo Time, also starring Alexander Siddig, successfully to the U.S. Box Office in 2010.
“We’re all very happy to be working with the wonderfully talented Ruba Nadda again on her follow-up to Cairo Time which was a great success for us,” remarked Jonathan Sehring, President, Sundance Selects/IFC Films. “She has made a bold and exciting film with our friends Alexander Siddig and Marisa Tomei. It’s great to be back in business with Daniel Iron, Christine Vachon and Kirk D’Amico.”
The deal was negotiated by Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico and The Gersh Agency, who were co-selling the film for the U.S., and Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Co-Production, for Sundance Selects/IFC Films. Myriad Pictures is handling the film internationally.