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Icon UK Relaunches, Acquiring Sundance Films ‘The Guest,’ ‘The Babadook’ and ‘Cold in July’

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ScreenDaily reports that Icon Film Distribution, which re-launched last autumn with the backing of New Sparta, has announced its comeback slate of seven titles for UK distribution.

The first films acquired for the new Icon slate include the Sundance Film Festival horror hits The Babadook (read our review), Adam Wingard’s The Guest (read our review)and Jim Mickle’s Cold in July!

Acclaimed Sundance horror The Babadook (trailer below), the directorial debut of writer/director Jennifer Kent starring Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall and Noah Wiseman follows a single mother struggling to cope with her seven-year-old son’s feral temperament. eOne handled sales.

Director Adam Wingard’s thriller The Guest (pictured), sold by HanWay, stars Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens in the story of a family that befriends a man who is not what he claims to be.

Jim Mickle’s thriller Cold in July, acquired from Memento, charts the stories of two fathers pitted against each other in revenge who must band together to uncover a darker truth. Dexter’s Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson star.