EXCLUSIVE: IFC is in talks to acquire Anesthesia, the Tim Blake Nelson drama in which he stars with Kristen Stewart, Glenn Close, Sam Waterston and Gretchen Mol. Scripted and directed by Nelson, the drama concerns the intersection of characters after the violent mugging of a Columbia University prof. The film premiered at Tribeca, but the deal making is getting done here at Cannes. Nelson is producing with Julie Buck, Josh Hetzler, John Molli, Nelson and Christopher J. Scott. UTA is brokering the sale.