IFC Films has bought the North American rights to Amy Redford’s What Comes Around, which had its world premiere at TIFF under the name Roost. In February, the movie will be shown in some theaters and on-demand, and in May 2023, it will only be available on AMC+.
Last week, the movie was shown to a full house at the Santa Fe International Film Festival, where we saw it.
Anna, played by Grace Van Dien, is a teen who makes friends with a stranger online (Kyle Gallner). Her mom, Beth, played by Summer Phoenix, has difficulty defending their new life when the past comes back to haunt them. It’s a cat-and-mouse thriller with a surprising turn.
Redford directed the movie based on the screenplay by Scott Organ.
Jesse Garcia (Flamin’ Hot) and Kyle Gallner are also in What Comes Around (Scream, Smile). Eden Wurmfeld (Kissing Jessica Stein, The Hammer), Robert Redford, Lynda Weinman, executive producers Katy Bettner, Geralyn Dreyfous, Jeff Hays, Organ, Charlie Pigott, Diane Stewart, and Jamie Wolf made the album.
Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films, said, “Amy Redford validates the broad emotional tapestry of a young girl’s inner struggle while also making a suspenseful and twisty film about the abuse of power. We’re happy to have Amy join the IFC Films family, where going against the grain is a golden rule.
Redford said, “IFC Films has been a strong and early backer of independent stories for many years. It makes me very happy and thankful to be among them. “Working with Arianna and the team is a dream.”
Adam Koehler, the Acquisitions Manager at IFC Films, and Andrew Herwitz, the President of The Film Sales Company, worked out the deal for the movie. Verve acts as his agent. Paradigm Talent Agency represents Gallner, his manager Nils Larsen at Integral Artists, and Stewart Brookman at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Geigs & Fox. Innovative Artists and LINK Entertainment work for Van Dien.