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Sundance ’10: IFC Films Acquires Alba Starrer ‘The Killer Inside Me’

IFC Films continues their aggressive purchasing as they’ve scored the domestic rights to Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me for around $1.5 million. Casey Affleck stars as a murderous small-town Texas sheriff, along with Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Simon Baker, Bill Pullman, Ned Beatty and Elias Koteas. Based on Jim Thompson’s pulp novel and scripted by John Curran, film sparked some controversy at Sundance due to its explicit violent (extreme abuse to women), sexual content. The reason we should be rooting for IFC to acquire films is that they plan to release everything through its theatrical and VOD platforms. Who doesn’t want to have the option to watch in the comfort of their own home? IFC plans to release this summer.