IFC Films has acquired from Worldview Entertainment the U.S. distribution rights to the Arnaud Desplechin-directed Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian. The film, which stars Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric, premiered at Cannes and just screened at the New York Film Festival. Desplechin and Kent Jones and Julie Peyr adapted the script from the George Devereux book Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian. It is about the author’s relationship and multidisciplinary study of Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot Indian, who fought in World War II and suffered from psychological distress. Pascal Cauchetuex and Jennifer Roth produced while Worldview’s Christopher Woodrow and Molly Conners executive produced with Patrick Milling Smith and Ben Limberg. IFC is expected to release the film in early 2014. Arianna Bocco brokered for IFC, while CAA repped Worldview.
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