UPDATE: I’m told the distribution deal for Mad Bastards will actually get made through Sundance Selects, a sister company to IFC Films, both owned by Rainbow Media Holdings.
EARLIER: Why wait until Sundance begins to start buying films, when you can make deals and not have to battle the snow? After breaking the story of Roadside’s acquisition of The Music Never Stopped, I’m told that IFC Films is in talks to acquire domestic on the Sundance-bound Mad Bastards, a hardscrabble road trip drama directed by Brendan Fletcher, about three generations of men in a rough and tumble family in Australia. Awaiting official confirmation of the deal, but below is a trailer from when the picture played at the Australian Film Festival:
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